Closely related to the mint family, calamint is a perennial herb with strongly aromatic hairy leaves and pretty tubular flowers. Both a culinary and medicinal herb it makes a small compact bush in a sunny garden spot.
- Strongly aromatic herb
- Induces perspiration
- Interesting culinary herb
- Attracts insects and bees
A medicinal herb dating back to medieval times, this European native is used these days to enliven the garden with its scent and attractiveness to bees.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Flower colour: Pink
- Flowering period: July - September
A very easy herb to grow in a sunny spot with some well drained soil. It is quite a speedy spreader which makes it very suitable for borders in low maintenance gardens where it will give ground cover. If the spread of calamint is a problem, then it looks very pretty grown in pots on the patio, gravelled areas or cottage gardens.
Calamint grows extensively in some areas of Italy and the sweet aromatic peppermint like leaves and flowers are popular as flavouring. An infusion makes a pleasant tasting tea and improves digestive function and calms colic and bloating. It is a an absolute favourite with bees.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.