Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'

Common Name: Calamint

A trouble-free plant whose leaves smell strongly of mint.  The small, glaucous green leaves resemble those of Nepeta.  Beginning in early summer, tiny, tubular, pale lavender-blue flowers are produced in profusion on upright spikes just above the foliage.  Their sweet nectar attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.  This plant makes a great filler in the border garden and can also be used as an edging.