Some may refer to Montrose White as a “catmint”. It’s technically a subspecies of catmint. Catmint is synonymous with Nepeta genus. Calamint in Calamintha genus. But they are closely related.
Back in 1999, our Johnson’s Nursery head propagator, Mike Yanny, became aware of this outstanding perennial. His wife, Lori, had purchased it from Nancy Goodwin at Montrose Nursery. Mike, although especially interested in woody plants, recognized that this perennial plant was exceptional. Mike made a phone call to Nancy and told her that he thought her Calamintha was one of the best perennials he had ever seen and went so far as to say that he thought it should be Perennial Plant of the Year*. Nancy gave Mike approval to add the cultivar name ‘Montrose White’ to clarify its clonal identity. (The plant is not patented or trademarked). We are proud to have this outstanding plant associated with our Nursery.