Nepeta (Nepeta x faassenii) in the Catmints Database

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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
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
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
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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Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
By Mindy03 on June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 6:38 AM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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