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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Date: 2016-07-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 3-19-12
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