Faassen's Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Six Hills Giant') 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
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
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

 7:32 pm. Better colour at dusk.

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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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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2017-06-12 7:32 pm. Better colour at dusk.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-05-15 11:54 am. This plant has a delightful "see through" quality.
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Location: Central Ohio, zone 5/6Date: November 2007© Shagbark Daylilies
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-06-04 8:03 pm. Muted blossoms blend well with the soft foliage.
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Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 6:50 AM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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