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A Fragrant Path

Fragrant path ideas, Path ideas, Nepeta racemosa, Persian Catmint, English Roses, low maintenance path ideas, Golden Rose Walk, National Trust

A very pleasant path to get inspired with. Providing months of fragrance and color, while being trouble-free and moderately low maintenance, this beautiful path could be yours. To replicate it, you will need 3 ingredients: the attractive spreading clumps of Persian Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) with their massive purple-blue blooms held above a strongly aromatic foliage; the showy rosettes of the velvety, silvery leaves of the Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina); and the fabulous golden blossoms of incredibly fragrant English Roses.
We list 3 different varieties of English Roses, all bred by David Austin, that would be perfectly suited to such design.

The above Golden Rose Walk at Chartwell was created in 1958 for Winston & Mrs Churchill to commemorate their Golden Wedding. Chartwell is a property of National Trust (www.nationaltrust.org.uk).

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Pathways
Garden Styles Formal Garden, Traditional Garden

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Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ (Catmint)
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Pathways
Garden Styles Formal Garden, Traditional Garden
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
Rosa (Shrub Roses) Rosa (Rose) Rosa (English Roses)
Get Garden Design Ideas
Search Gardens

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