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Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ (Catmint)

Catmint 'Pink Cat', Pink Cat Catmint

Nepeta Nervosa 'Pink Cat', Catmint 'Pink Cat', Dwarf Catmint, Pink Catmint, Pink Nepeta, Dwarf Nepeta, Best perennial plants, long flowering perennials

Highly compact, Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ (Catmint) is a bushy perennial boasting dense flower spikes of soft pink flowers borne on erect, unbranched stems. Blooming freely from early to late summer, they rise above a bushy mound of narrowly lance-shaped leaves. Catmint is a wonderful garden plant that is very floriferous, low maintenance, drought, and heat-tolerant, deer resistant, with a long-lasting season of interest. Plant in large drifts along a walkway to create a garden space that overflows with color, and enjoy its mint scent when bruised. Ideal for small gardens or containers!

  • Typically grows in bushy mounds up to 10-12 in. tall and wide (25-30 cm).
  • Enjoys full sun in dry to medium, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Attractive to butterflies and bees but ignored by deer.
  • Combines beautifully with other perennials in striking color combinations. Very useful and adaptable in the garden. Perfect for mass plantings, beds and borders, edging, groundcovers, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, and containers.
  • No serious pest and disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails or powdery mildews in dry summers.
  • Trim after flowering to keep plants compact.
  • Propagate by seed or by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in early autumn or by division.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 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
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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Nepeta govaniana (Catmint)
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Nepeta x faassenii Junior Walker (Catmint)
Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ (Catmint)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 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
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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