General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Sterile
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star
Parentage: Nepeta racemosa x Nepeta nepetella

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Common names
  • Faassen's Catmint
  • Catmint
  • Nepeta
  • Ornamental Catmint
  • Garden Catmint

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Location: In Billie's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 04-02-2017
Nepeta (Nepeta x faassenii) 001
Location: In Billie's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-08-2019
Nepeta (Nepeta x faassenii) 001
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2016-12-26

Date: May
Photo by KENPEI
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-08-01

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Comments:
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 6:38 AM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.
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