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Catmint Summer Magic in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic'

 

Catmint 'Summer Magic'

Nepeta are mostly herbaceous perennial plants, but some are annuals. They have sturdy stems with green to gray-green leaves which are usually aromatic. Cultivated as ornamental plants, they can be drought tolerant with long blooming periods from late spring to autumn. 'Summer Magic' is a robust variety that blooms for months on end. Its spikes of large lilac-blue flowers are loved by butterflies and bees. Flowers early summer to early autumn.

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plant Features
  • Catmint Summer Magic likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Catmint Summer Magic likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Catmint Summer Magic is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Catmint Summer Magic likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Catmint 'Summer Magic'

Latin name

Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Catmint Summer Magic likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Catmint Summer Magic is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Catmint Summer Magic likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Catmint Summer Magic likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Catmint Summer Magic is 0.30meters x 0.40meters 0.30 M 0.40 M

Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic'

Nepeta are mostly herbaceous perennial plants, but some are annuals. They have sturdy stems with green to gray-green leaves which are usually aromatic. Cultivated as ornamental plants, they can be drought tolerant with long blooming periods from late spring to autumn. 'Summer Magic' is a robust variety that blooms for months on end. Its spikes of large lilac-blue flowers are loved by butterflies and bees. Flowers early summer to early autumn.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Catmint and Catnip plants grow best when they receive full sun, but they will tolerate and may even require some afternoon shade, especially in hot summer regions. They are not overly fussy about the soil they are planted in, as long as it is very well-drained. Catmints and Catnip are very drought tolerant plants that actually prefer soil that is kept on the drier side.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Catmint seeds are sterile and are of no use for propagation. Catnip seeds can be sowed directly in the garden, in the spring as soon as the soil is workable. Seeds started indoors should be kept at 60°-70° during germination, which only takes 7-10 days. Set your new plants 6"-15" apart in the garden after all danger of frost has passed.

 
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