Calamintha nepeta glandulosa ‘White Cloud’ (Nepeta) fills the late spring garden with clouds of delicate, nectar-rich, white flowers. Flowering until frost bites, ‘White Cloud’ is a reliable bloomer with lovely fragrant foliage reminiscent of oregano. It will attract pollinators, and bees love it. Plant ‘White Cloud’ along beds where you can enjoy its beauty and fragrance as you walk by. Over time, it will also spread gently to form a groundcover.
12-24" tall x 12-24" wide. Calamintha nepeta glandulosa ‘White Cloud’ (Nepeta) is an easy care, pollinator-friendly favorite that brightens the garden with tiny tubular white flowers on sturdy upright stems. The leaves release a lovely minty-oregano scent when brushed, so plant this hardy perennial in a sunny location along paths or garden borders where it will get some attention. ‘White Cloud’ is happy in average soil and will tolerate both moist and dry soil conditions. A good companion to colorful Echinacea, Agastache, and Lavender. Plant it along retaining walls or areas where a low maintenance, deer resistant perennial with bountiful flowers is desired. Shear back the first flush of flowers when they’ve faded to tidy up the plant and to encourage more flowers.
HC018087 HC017443 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) HC018064 (Tray of 9)
'White Cloud' Calamintha
Calamintha nepeta ssp. glandulosa 'White Cloud'
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Early summer to mid fall
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
The Catmints (Nepeta) are some of our best garden perennials being long-lived, very easy-to-grow, resistant to browsing animals (deer and rabbits). Catmints are an excellent source of nectar for honeybees and butterflies and are a great beginner's perennial.
Many species are excellent in the xeric (low-water garden) and they grow well in a wide range of soil types, including dry clay. They grow well with at least a half day of sun, but flower best in full sun. We recommend planting only sterile hybrids and avoiding any Nepeta that are propagated from seed. The seed-grown Catmints can be aggressively weedy, spreading themselves throughout the garden and crowding out neighboring perennials.
The varieties we offer are outstanding, sterile (no seeds), long-blooming varieties:
Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue' - This low growing, non-spreading plant has beautiful lavender-blue flowers. In early summer after the first flush of flowers have faded, shear off the flower spikes just above the foliage to get the plants to re-bloom again later in the summer.
Nepeta 'Walker's Low' - has showy deep blue flowers on tall flower spikes. 'Walker's Low' grows as a neat, non-suckering, well behaved plant and blooms for many months from late spring into mid-summer. Deadheading (shearing off the faded flower spikes just above the foliage) will encourage stronger re-blooming.
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