Chemical-free farm-grown Calamint (Calamintha officinalis) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 60-80 seeds)
Calamint, Woodland Calamint, Common Calamint
Calamintha officinalis (Synonyms C. sylvatica, C. ascendens, C. baetica, Satureja ascendens)
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Western Europe, Asia.
To about 1ft - 2ft tall and wide. Plants are evergreen with very aromatic minty scented leaves and lovely little lavender blooms that are long lasting.
Full sun to part sun, well-drained soil.
Seeds can be direct sown in spring, or started in flats indoors.
Easy to care for and drought and poor soil tolerant. Plants will remain evergreen in temperate climates.
The aerial parts can be harvested when the plants are in bloom.
Calaminth has a thyme-like minty flavour. The leaves are used as an ingredient in the Middle Eastern culinary spice blend called za'atar.
Dried leaves and flowers make a wonderful refreshing tea for colds and flus. Diaphoretic and expectorant. Works well in combination with other cold and flu herbs such as Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris).
Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.