Acinos genus (Calamint). There are around 10 species consisting of annuals and evergreen perennials. They are small bushy spreading plants and will grow up to between 10cm and 45cm tall. They produce tubular flowers borne on spikes which flower around mid-summer. The name comes from the Greek 'akinos' which is the name of a small aromatic plant.
Annuals or Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Fragrants
Rock gardens and borders
They dislike wet conditions.
Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring or autumn. Basal softwood cuttings can be rooted in late spring or summer.
Prone to aphids and red spider mites under glass.
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