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Calamintha (Mountain Mint)

Calamint or Mountain Mint (locally called Poleo Canario on the Canary islands) are usually semi-perennials or semi-woody perennials. Several species have a pleasant, very strong, yet smooth and rich spearmint flavor. Fresh or dried leaves are used to prepare healthy "infusiones", i.e. herbal teas. One teaspoon of leaves and flower buds is sufficient to prepare 1l of tea. Enjoy either pure or sweetened with sugar. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, yet well drained soil in a sunny spot. Fully hardy in Central Europe in a protected spot.
Sow on any well drained soil in full sun. Cover its fine seeds only slightly, keep at a minimum of some 15°C.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
30 seeds per package.
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Calamintha grandiflora (Large Flowered Mountain Mint)

Calamintha grandiflora (Large Flowered Mountain Mint)

30cm, Large Flowered Mountain Mint is a showy perennial with numerous, quite large, trumpet shaped, pink flowers above fragrant leaves. Native of open spots in woods in the Balkans. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VII.
30 seeds per package.

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Calamintha nepeta (Canary Islands' form) Exclusive

Calamintha nepeta (Canary Islands' form) Exclusive

20 (50)cm, Poleo Canario is a semi-perennial with upright to bowing, fine stems and a woody base on older specimens. Oval to elliptical, strongly aromatic leaves and lateral, for the plant-size quite large, rose to pink flowers. Native to open spots in rich soils in the Canary laurel forest. For any rich, yet well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Fully winter hardy. V-X.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 1084 € 4,99*
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Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa (Lesser Calamint)

Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa (Lesser Calamint)

20 (50)cm, Lesser Calamint is a semi evergreen perennial with densely branching stems covered with fragrant aromatic leaves and uncountable small rose to white flowers in terminal racemes. From open spots in rich soils in the Mediterranean. For any rich, yet well drained soil in a sunny spot. Fully winter hardy with a light winter protection (e.g. dry mulch layer). V-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 5242 € 4,99
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Calamintha sylvatica ssp. ascendens (Woodland Mountain Mint) Exclusive

Calamintha sylvatica ssp. ascendens (Woodland Mountain Mint) Exclusive

30 (40)cm, Woodland Mountain Mint is an aromatic semi evergreen, late flowering perennial from open spots in woods in the Mediterranean. Its mint flavoured leaves may be used fresh or dried for the preparation of refreshing teas. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Seeds from a wild collection on Coll de Sóller, Mallorca, Spain at some 350m. VIII-X.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 5211 € 4,99