Nepeta (Nepeta racemosa) in the Catmints Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Nepeta racemosa Accepted
Nepeta mussinii Synonym

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


Garden Tour: blue23roseGarden Tour: blue23rose
By blue23rose on August 12, 2012

We are traveling to Southwest Indiana to take a look at the lovely gardens of blue23rose. You are going to really enjoy this Garden Tour.

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