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Nepeta × faassenii

Catmint

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.3m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue shades white-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Nepeta × faassenii (Catmint). This is a compact, ground covering border or edging plant with fragrant foliage and profuse blooms. The foliage is a soft grey-green. The flowers are held well above the foliage in summer-time. They will prefer full sun and will tolerate dry soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Ground ivy

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover, edging, border, fragrance Spring/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They need a well-drained soil in a sunny position. You can propagate by division or from cuttings taken during the late spring summer months or from seed.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in spring or by stem-tip or softwood cuttings in spring or summer, species only by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Can be destroyed by cats.

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