trimming/pruning Catmint - Knowledgebase Question

Question by blakefive
May 29, 2008
I have several beautiful catmint plants in my gardens. They have just finished a beautiful initial bloom. I was wondering how to care for them from here to promote another bloom. Can you help?

Thank you.
Susan B.

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2008


If you shear your catmint after it has finished blooming it should respond with a second flush of blooms. Depending upon how large your plant is, you can use scissors to cut it back or larger hedge trimmers if you have a lot of plant to deadhead. Cut just below the faded flower spikes (along with some of the non-flowering stems). Your plant will branch out where it was cut and will send up new flowers.


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