Nepeta x faassenii

Catmint
Persian Catmint
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Plant Type

Ground Cover, Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 3-4′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Sprawling

Sunset Garden Zones

1-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

3A-8B

Fast-growing herbaceous perennial with a sprawling growth habit to 1-2’ tall x 3-4’ wide. A feline favorite, this attractive species forms a soft mound of aromatic, gray-green foliage accented with abundant, showy spikes of lavender-blue flowers that appear in late-spring and summer attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Removing old flower spikes as they expire will help encourage re-blooming. Great for beds and borders, rock gardens, or as an attractive mixed container specimen. Prefers regular watering in a well-drained soil and thrives in a full sun to partial shade exposure.

USDA Zone: 3A-8B
Sunset Zone: 1-24

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