Nepeta × faassenii

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Buy Nepeta × faassenii catmint: Loose drifts of lavender flowers. Great for edging

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A dwarf catmint with slender spikes of lavender-blue summer flowers and aromatic, sage-green leaves. This clump-forming perennial will form open drifts of hazy blue flowers for weeks over the summer months, and makes a lovely informal edging plant for paths and borders. When it's trodden underfoot the cascading foliage releases an intoxicating aroma. Fresh or dried, the leaves make a refreshing and therapeutic tea which is high in Vitamin C and has traditionally been used to treat such conditions as nervousness, insomnia, hyperactivity, colds and fevers. The flowers are highly attractive to bees, and of course, the foliage to cats, who will go mad for it. To prevent cats from flattening the plant, insert several twiggy sticks into the centre.

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Beautiful and reliable

5

I bought three 2L plants six years ago for the east facing border and they keep coming back every year. Beautiful pale blue that works with the yellow of alchemilla mollis.

SL

London

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Not up to the job

2

I bought the plants as part of a collection Crocus have put together. The blue is not vivid, there is too much foliage and there are not enough flowers to produce the effect your publicity photos show. For 2 years I have had to add blue annuals.

Birdy

Bristol

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