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Nepeta

Catmint

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Nepeta
Principal Common Name Catmint
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description About 250 species of vigorous, spreading square-stemmed mints with aromatic foliage. Most are perennial, but often grown as annual. Usually gray-green heart shaped leaves. Produce spikes of two-lipped flowers, usually blue or blue-violet but may be pink, white or yellow. Prefer moderate, dry climate.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity Temperate Europe, Asia, North Africa, Mountains of Tropics
Height Range 1 - 3 FT
Spread Range 1 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Bumpy : Coarse : Dull : Fragrant : Serrate : Soft
Form Bedding plant : Groundcover : Subshrub
Flower Color Blue : Lavender : Pink : Violet-blue : White : Yellow
Flower Time May : June : July : Aug : Sept : Spring : Summer : Fall
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Butterflies : Color : Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Flower : Fragrance : Poor Soil tolerant

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