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Catmint in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nepeta

 

Catmint

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.

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plant Features
  • Catmint likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Catmint likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Catmint likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Catmint

Latin name

Nepeta

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Catmint likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Catmint likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Catmint likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Catmint is 0.60meters x 1.00meters 0.60 M 1.00 M

Nepeta

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.


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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