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Full to Part Sun
18"H x 12"S
Lavender, Late Spring - Summer
Herb gardening for the whole family - pets included! The soft, crinkled, gray-green leaves on this compact, mounding plant make Catmint great for containers and the perennial garden. When the stems of Catmint are broken, they release an
into the air that will delight your cat, similarly to catnip. This is a great
plant that can be used in teas as a mild sedative and digestive aid for humans, too.
Spent flowers should be sheared off to promote blooming - cut back by 2/3 in July to promote reblooming in August to end of Summer. Nepeta thrives in hot, sunny and dry locations. It is one of the best plants to edge or under plant a rose bed. Cut back to the ground at the end of winter.
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: Nepeta is a member of the mint family. It is an extremely easy growing plant with few pests or problems. The billowing foliage is topped with spikes of flowers in early summer with repeat blooms throughout the season.
: Catmint enjoys full sun to partial shade.
: Keep this perennial moist, but not wet.
: Catmint is not picky, and will thrive in less-than-ideal soil.
: Not all cats react to
. Many cats who don't care about Catnip will react and adore Catmint, both as a living plant and dried.
Catmint is often used as a substitute for lavender plants, where lavender is not particularly hardy.
: Catmint blends well with many other plants because of the silver tone to the leaves and pale, unobtrusive flower colors. Try combining Nepeta with other herbs like lemon balm, thyme and marjoram. Or use catmint in a perennial border with other flowering plants like roses, foxglove, phlox and hardy geranium.
Catmint is easy to grow, but does well with a trim!
A rugged and reliable herb plant that will grow in most soils - keeping it neat and tidy is extremely easy with our
Joyce Chen Professional Scissors
! These are our most popular shears - I keep a pair in my pocketbook! You never know when you are going to need to do some pruning!
: Perennial in zones 3-8
: 18"H x 12"S
: Full to part sun
: Lavender, blooms in late Spring and Summer
: Catmint is a very easy plant to grow, with few pests or problems. When the stems of Catmint are broken, they release an aroma that your cat will go crazy for, illiciting the same response that Catnip gets from most cats.
: In environments unsuitable for lavender plants, Catmint can easily be substituted.Try container planting this hardy perennial, as it is prone to spreading.
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My Cats love this!
March 1, 2011
Reviewer: Della from danville, IN United States
My Cats love Catmint! They don't react to Catnip but they love Catmint! I have bought some from Growers Exchange and taken advantage of their buy more save more discounts. That way I could have Catmint inside and outside the house! The Cats love it!
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