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Nepeta grandiflora 'Dawn to Dusk' (Catmint)

Catmint 'Dawn to Dusk'


Blooming for ages, Nepeta grandiflora 'Dawn to Dusk' (Catmint) is a bushy, upright perennial boasting sturdy stems clad with aromatic, oval, gray-green leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm). The foliage is topped with spikes of soft pink flowers with dark purple calyces 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.

  • Typically grows up to 24-36 inches tall (60-90 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 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 4 – 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 Nepeta - Catmints
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" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 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 Nepeta - Catmints
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" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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