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Nepeta govaniana

Catmint

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.7m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourSilvery grey

Description

Nepeta govaniana (Catmint). This is a clump upright perennial with branching hairy stems and ovate scalloped pointed fragrant leaves to 10cm. It will bear panicles of pale yellow flowers from mid-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They need a well-drained soil with a sunny position.

Propagation

You can propagate by division or from cuttings taken during the late spring summer months or from seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs may damage growth. In dry summers powdery mildew may cause problems.

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