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Lamiaceae

Nepeta

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Nepeta × faassenii 'Dropmore'

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 CharacteristicsFragrant foliage and numerous flower spikes. Tough plants. Resistant to deer.

CareProvide well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Some species like moister or drier soils.

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

ProblemsNothing serious.

Species and cultivars

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