Calamintha grandiflora
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Calamintha grandiflora

mountain balm
ornamental savory

  family labiatae 
  genus calamintha 

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Genus  Calamintha Species  grandiflora Variety  Cultivar  Common names  mountain balm   ornamental savory Family  LABIATAE Specimen number  S11130 Data source  HtZn p87;Frgnt p194
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Prostrate Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Average Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 07-08 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 10-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Calamintha grandiflora has leaves that are mildly perfume scented. Mountain balm (also known as ornamental savory) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species grows well in average soils. This plant likes full sun to light shade. It prefers well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant and desirable Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Calamintha grandiflora has brown fringed leaves. The blossoms are typically of a pink color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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