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Nepeta X Faassenii - Catmint, Nepeta

Nepeta X Faassenii - Catmint, Nepeta

Type Herbaceous, Ground cover, Culinary, Deciduous
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Spreading arching
Colours Blue Foliage, Light blue Flowers (Summer early)
Care Medium - high
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast growing

This spreading herbaceous perennial is fast growing, being well suited to the front of the border or at the edge of a path where it can spread. Nepeta is well matched with herbs and is much loved by bees.

Cultivation tips: Catmint hates cold wet soils, so always plant in a sunny location in any well drained garden soil or in a hot sheltered spot. Trim back after flowering and cut back hard in the autumn.
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