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Nepeta faassenii – Catmint

$7.50

plants that love sunBee friendly plants

 

catmint, catnip

Smothers itself with spikes of purplish-blue flowers during most of the summer. Aromatic grey green foliage. flowers are a magnet for bees. 30 x 30 cm.

  • 9 cm pot

15 in stock

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Description

Common names: catmint, catnip

Nepeta is a genus of flowering plants which contains about 295 known species. They are native to Europe, Asia and Africa. Some members of the genus contain nepetalactone which binds to the olfactory receptors of cats, typically resulting in temporary euphoria hence the common names.

Most species are herbaceous perennial plants, but some are annuals. They all have sturdy stems with opposite heart-shaped green to grey-green leaves. Leaves are usually aromatic. Flower colour is more commonly blues, purples and lilacs but white and pink exists too.

N. faassenii is a great border plant, that smothers itself with spikes of purplish-blue flowers during most of the summer. Aromatic grey green foliage. flowers are a magnet for bees

  • 30 x 30 cm
  • Hardy 
  • Free draining soils
  • full sun
  • 9 cm pot