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Nepeta cataria

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Nepeta cataria Catnip, Catmint, Herb,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Clumping, Spreading

Grey-green foliaged spreading, clumping perennial with masses of blue/white tubular flowers on long spikes in the warmer months. Hardy perennial that tolerates dry times. A pretty addition to borders, rockeries and containers. Aromatic foliage. Grows 60-90cm tall x 60-90cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey, Silver
Flower Colour: Blue, Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High