The Main Plant entry for Catmints (Nepeta)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Catmint

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Location: Ingleside. Illinois
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Date: 2016-07-16

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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-04-29
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Date: 2021-10-04
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Date: 2010-06-10
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