Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Calamint

Clinopodium arkansanum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose, White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Photo: Mervin Wallace
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
12
inches

Spread:

6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 6 to
12
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Rock gardens. Glade gardens. Cobblestone walks. Beds at the tops of sunny landscape walls.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Will persist in the sunniest, harshest, driest conditions available. If growing in better conditions, make sure soil is well drained and competition is minimal.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A low-growing native tolerant of dry/sunny locations. This nonagressive mint has a pleasing fragrance when the plants are bruised. The small lavender flowers producing both nectar and pollen are likely pollinated by small bees.

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