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Nepeta musinii

Ornamental catmint

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBroad arching
  • Flower ColourPurple, blue, lavender
  • Leaf ColourSilvery grey

Description

Nepeta musinii (Ornamental catmint). This is a sprawling perennial which will self-sow freely, The lavender blooms do not last very long but will appear in succession and create a lovely effect against the backdrop of the grey-green foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Mauve catmint, Catmint

Origin

Iran, Caucasus

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, banks, edging, border, ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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

Divide clumps every 5-7 years in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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