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Nepitella

Calamintha nepeta

Savory Mediterranean herb used in Italian cuisine, also known as calamint, relatively unknown here in the United States. Unusual but inviting flavor, like a mix of mint, basil, oregano, thyme and licorice; traditionally used to flavor meats, soups, stews along with mushroom, tomato, potato dishes. Great border or container plant with 12” mounds of oregano-like leaves. Lavender pink tubular flower spikes arrive later in the summer, lasting well into fall; attractive both in an herb and flower garden. 

50 seeds

Planting

Perennial , zone 5-10  

Germination:7-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/8"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.  Provide 70-75 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 12-15" apart.  Sow outdoors in spring after last frost. Sow a few seeds every 4-6 ", thin to 12-15" apart. 

Light  Needs:  Sun

Soil Needs:Average to rich, well drained

Uses:  Medicinal, culinary, attracts bees and benefical

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