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2021 Perennial Plant of the Year - Lesser Calamint (Deer Resistant)

  Montrose White Calamint from Rare Roots I wrote this post years ago and now, in 2021, Lesser Calamintha has been named 2021Perennial Plant of the Year...  So here is my post on it and my prediction that - someday - it will be recognized.  #prescient    The thing to do is PLANT FOR THE BEES .   So if you join me on that important bandwagon I suggest you plant -  Dwarf Calamint 'Montrose White'   ( Calamintha nepeta spp nepeta 'Montrose White'). Calamintha is an herb that's native to Europe and is used in cooking in Italy under the name nepitella. This plant, I predict, will be a  'Perennial Plant of the Year'.  Why? because it is a hardy (to USDA zone 4) and delightful flowering perennial plant that is  deer resistant.   YAY! Photo from Nursery Management  Calamintha nepeta spp nepeta 'Montrose White'  was named by Mike Yanny of Johnson’s Nursery in Menomonee Falls, Wis.  Yanny’s wife purchased the calamint from  Nancy Goodwin at Montrose Nursery .