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Nepeta sibirica

Catmint

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite blue purple yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilvery grey

Description

Nepeta sibirica (Catmint). There are about 200 species of summer-flowering perennials. They are rarely annuals. Some species have highly aromatic silver-grey foliage and are naturally compact while others tend to be taller growing plants and may benefit from staking.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

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

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

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