Lesser calamint, also known as Mentuccia, is an easy growing pleasently aromatic perennial with a light mint scent and flavour, with a hint of Oregano.
The plant is covered in small white tubular folwers from Summer to Autumn that are much loved by polinators.
Can be used anywhere mint would be used, In Italy, in particular Rome, it is a key ingredient in 'carciofi alla romana' (Roman style artichokes) where the herb is used to flavour the artichokes, but also great used in salads, with mushrooms and dips.
Genus: Calamintha nepeta
Aspect: Full Sun
Height: 0.5 - 0.8 metres
Spread: 1 - 1.5 metres