Catmint

Nepeta subsessilis 'Cool Cat'

Catmint - Nepeta subsessilis  'Cool Cat'

Common Name: Catmint
Genus: Nepeta
Species: subsessilis
Cultivar: 'Cool Cat'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Pretty spikes of small lavender blue lipped flowers appear on leafy stems above aromatic dark green leaves. The flowering spikes will add impact in a sunny border for weeks from midsummer to early autumn and look particularly good with blue or silver-leaved plants or in a herb garden. This variety will thrive in heavier soil unlike some other catmints. The flowers are a magnet for bees and butterflies.

  • Garden care: Cut back after flowering has finished to keep the plant compact. Lift and divide large clumps in spring replanting divided specimens with lots of well-rotted organic matter. If powdery mildew becomes a problem prune out the affected areas.


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