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Nepeta nervosa

Catmint

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow blue-purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Nepeta nervosa (Catmint). These are showy species which form a bushy habit. The leaves are long and narrow and deeply veined. The flowers are produced in dense spikes of blue flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

India

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They need a well-drained soil in 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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