The Main Plant entry for Catmint (Nepeta)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches (20-30 cm)
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 3-19-12
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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You did it again by MargieNY Oct 31, 2017 5:12 PM 1
Don't remember the name of this by SongofJoy May 17, 2019 3:04 PM 2
What is this and how do I get rid of it? by Scharpe May 14, 2019 1:46 AM 2
HAVE: Other perennials to trade by lovesblooms May 15, 2019 7:59 PM 8
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv May 23, 2019 9:19 PM 534
Weather In Your Garden ~ Winter 2018/2019 (CLOSED) by Char Mar 20, 2019 4:35 AM 1,271
Need plant id please by misty1957 Oct 13, 2018 8:10 PM 5
Have iris ensata, hellebore seedlings and more by daylilly99 Oct 6, 2018 6:28 AM 5
Can I plant catmint in my iris? by Frillylily Aug 24, 2018 9:46 PM 23
Plant ID, please? by Keysfins Aug 9, 2018 6:47 PM 4
Help please by Agoo Aug 9, 2018 10:54 PM 8

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