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Common Perennials

Catmint
Nepeta x faassenii


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
18 - 24 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Blue
White
 
Bloom Season
April - August
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Mounded plants with attractive foliage that is fragrant and spikes of blue flowers. Thrives in heat and and drought tolerant once established. Loose habit and can spread. Good border plant.

Culture

Moist well-drained soils in full sun

Cultivars

'Blue Wonder' 12-18 inches tall, blue flowers

'Dropmore' 10-12 inches tall, blue flowers

'Walker's Low' 18-24 inches tall lavender flowers

'Snowflake' 10-12 inches tall, white flowers

'Six Hills Giant' 2-3 feet tall, light blue flowers

Notes

Cut back by half after flowering to maintain clean gray foliage. Seldom needs dividing.