Catmint
(Nepeta X faassenii)

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Catmint is a low-growing, spreading or upright perennial with lilac-mauve flowers over spring and summer. It has a reliable flowering habit and pungent-smelling foliage. Many different varieties are available. Hard pruning after flowering in spring will produce another mass of flowers in 8 to 10 weeks time.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Annual
Container
One
Size
Grass and Groundcover
Root size
4 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Wind, Salt
Regions
Wagga Wagga (Water Wise), Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade, Shady
Flowering seasons
Spring, Summer
Gardens
Hardy, Cottage