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Commonly known as Catmint, Catnip
Genus of about 250 species of perennials, rarely annuals, native to a variety of habitats, from cool and moist to hot and dry sites in scrub, grassy banks and stony slopes, or in high mountains, in non-tropical parts of the northern hemisphere.
EvergreenPerennials. Oval to lance-shaped, often aromatic, leaves. Some are hairy and give a silvery or greyish-green effect. The 2-lipped flowers are produced along the stems often over a long period.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - attractive to bees, though some species attract cats. Some self-seed freely.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, and possibly powdery mildew in hot summers.Place of originNorthern hemisphere.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of NEPETA
(mussinii) - dwarf catmint, lilac-blue flowers
compact, less floppy Catmint
pale pink flowers from purple calyxes
compact grower with aromatic foliage and blue flowers
deep violet to lilac-blue flowers. Excellent ground cover in a sunny border. Aromatic green leaves
upright perennial with spikes of purple flowers