Genus: Catmint

Nepeta

Photo/Illustration: 
Scott Kunst
Catmint (Nepeta)
NEP-eh-tah
Lamiaceae
Catmints are members of the mint family and, as such, have fragrant foliage. They also boast tubular flowers in white or shades of blue and purple over a long period. Catmints are attractive to insects and hummingbirds and some species attract cats. Various species are useful in mixed borders, rock gardens, and herb gardens.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Fragrant foliage and numerous flower spikes. Tough plants. Resistant to deer.
Care:  Provide well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Some species like moister or drier soils.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in autumn in a seedbed or cold frame. Divide in spring or autumn. Take softwood cuttings in early summer.

Problems: 

Nothing serious.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Nepeta

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Junior Walker™ nepeta
Nepeta 'Novanepjun'
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Catmint
Nepeta Little Trudy™
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Catmint
Nepeta  × faassenii 'Walker's Low'
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Catmint
Nepeta  × faassenii ‘Dropmore’