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Nepeta grandiflora ‘Bramdean’ (Catmint)

Catmint 'Bramdean'

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Nepeta grandiflora Bramdean, Catmint 'Bramdean', blue flowers, violet flowers, lavender flowers

Award-winning Nepeta grandiflora ‘Bramdean’ (Catmint) is an upright perennial of loose, open habit boasting sturdy stems clad with aromatic, oval, gray-green leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm). The foliage is topped with long, lax spikes of rich indigo-blue flowers in early summer with repeat blooms throughout the growing season, if the faded blooms are removed regularly. A wonderful perennial for the middle of the sunny border.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Typically grows up to 30 inches tall (75 cm) and 18-20 in. wide (45-50 cm).
  • Performs best in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot summer areas.
  • A remarkably low-maintenance plant, this excellent performer is highly versatile and can be used in many situations: beds and borders, gravel gardens, city gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens. Nepeta is perfect for underplanting roses as the colors complement each other and the foliage hides the bare feet of the rose bushes.
  • Attracts butterflies but is ignored by deer and rabbits.
  • Extremely easy growing plant with few pests or problems. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails or powdery mildew in dry summers.
  • Trim after flowering to keep the plants compact and possibly induce another flush of flower.
  • Divide in spring or autumn; take soft stem-tip cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in early autumn.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Nepeta
Common names Catmint
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 20"
(50cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ (Catmint)
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Nepeta
Common names Catmint
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 20"
(50cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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