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Calamintha, also known as calamint, is a genus of aromatic plants in the mint family. Calamintha seeds are small, brown seeds that can vary in color depending on the species. While some species have blue flowers, there is no known species of Calamintha with blue seeds.

Calamintha plants are known for their fragrant leaves and attractive flowers, which are often used in herbal remedies and culinary applications. Some species are also used as ornamental plants in gardens and landscapes.

The seeds of Calamintha plants can be sown in the spring or fall, depending on the species. They prefer well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. Calamintha plants are relatively low-maintenance and can be pruned back after flowering to promote bushier growth.

In traditional medicine, Calamintha plants have been used to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues, headaches, and respiratory problems. Some studies have also suggested that Calamintha extracts may have potential antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Overall, Calamintha seeds and plants are a versatile and attractive addition to any garden or landscape. While they may not have any known blue seed varieties, they offer a range of potential health benefits and culinary uses.

Herb Specifications

  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 7
  • Height: 12 - 18 inches
  • Bloom Season: Early to late summer
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Environment: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, dry to medium moisture, well-drained
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Latin Name: Calamintha Nepeta

Planting Directions

  • Temperature: 68F
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
  • Light Required: Yes
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 24 inches

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The herbal information on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this web site is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please see a medical professional about any health concerns you have and before beginning any herbal regimen.