Nepeta

Nepeta is well known as a border edging plant, but there are some taller-growing sorts which are of value for cutting. The secret of securing a regular abundance of spikes is to divide the clumps every third year. Propagation is by division or cuttings taken from July until September and inserted in sandy soil in a cold frame. The lavender-blue flowers appear in profusion from May until September.

The colour of the spikes is a lovely buff-apricot, while there is a The species usually referred to as Catmint is N. faasena, although it is better known as N. mussini, while the variety ‘Six Hills Giant’ will reach 18 in., and the flowers are larger, although they are inclined to drop more quickly.

Nepeta

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