SEED CATALOGUE/Calamintha Marvelette

Calamintha nepeta ‘Marvelette’ FSN

Type First-year-flowering perennial
Use Bedding plant Border Plant Herb
Height 25-30 cm / 10-12 in
Flowering season June - September, summer

Mountain mint, Bergminze, Menthe de montagne.

The marvelous Marvelettes: two exciting new varieties for a great garden performance. Calamintha is an aromatic, culinary herb with great ornamental value. Marvelette Blue and White are first-year- flowering and hardy perennials. They will flower within 12 weeks from a spring sowing and will flower all summer long. Very well branched, no pinching or PGR’s needed, compact plants suitable for growing in 10-12 cm / 4-5 in. pots. Marvelettes can be produced for early spring, summer and autumn sales. Easy in production and a great presentation at retail; floriferous pot plants for spring sales and durable, long flowering in borders and containers. The foliage has a delicious Mint fragrance and is used as culinary herb in Mediterranean cooking. Calamintha is real bee-friendly plant: attractive for all kinds of bees and beneficial insects. Both Marvelette Blue and White had high scores in the Fleuroselect trials, and in a close finish Marvelette Blue won the prestigious Gold Medal.

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Calamintha nepeta ‘Marvelette Blue’ FSN

Lilac-blue flowers. Fleuroselect Gold Medal 2016.

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Calamintha nepeta ‘Marvelette White’ FSN

Clear white flowers. Fleuroselect Novelty 2015

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