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Nepeta - Catmints

Known as Catmint or Catnip, Nepeta is a truly gifted perennial that deserves a spot in any garden. Extremely attractive, its billowing foliage is topped with flower spikes in shades of white, blue, purple or even yellow. The purple-blue varieties are often used as a substitute for lavender plants, where lavender is not particularly hardy. Slightly aromatic the foliage is gray-green with a delicate, lacy appearance. Thanks to the repeat blooms throughout the season, Nepeta benefits from a long-lasting blooming season from spring to fall. Resilient to most pests and diseases, it is dear repellent, drought resistant, attracts hummingbirds and is easy to care for.
 

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Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas' (Catmint)

Perfect for small gardens, Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas' (Catmint) is a dwarf herbaceous perennial of neat and tidy ball-shaped habit. From early summer into early fall, the foliage is topped with long, dark flower stems boasting showy spikes of indigo blue flowers with rosy purple calyces.

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Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint)

Very free flowering and one of the tallest, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint) is a vigorous herbaceous perennial noted for its billowing, aromatic, gray-green foliage that is topped with 9-12 in. spikes (22-30 cm) of rich violet-blue flowers in early summer with repeat blooms throughout the growing season.

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Nepeta cataria (Catnip)

Loved by many cats, Nepeta cataria (Catnip) is a vigorous herbaceous perennial forming a spreading clump of erect branched stems clad with aromatic, soft, oval to triangular, gray-green, toothed leaves, 3 in. long (7 cm). From late spring to early fall, they are topped with long, dense spikes of small white flowers spotted with violet.

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Nepeta faassenii 'Purrsian Blue' (Catmint)

Noted for its neat and tidy habit, Nepeta faassenii 'Purrsian Blue' (Catmint) is a compact herbaceous perennial forming a dense, rounded clump of small, aromatic, gray-green leaves all season long. From early summer into early fall, the foliage is topped with well-branched stems boasting showy spikes of periwinkle blue flowers with purple calyces.

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Nepeta govaniana (Catmint)

Unlike any other catmints, Nepeta govaniana (Catmint) is an upright, branching herbaceous perennial noted for its open racemes of dainty, pale yellow flowers, 1 in. across (3 cm). Blooming from summer through fall, the unusual blossoms are borne in the axils of the aromatic, large, serrated, softly hairy leaves.

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Nepeta grandiflora 'Bramdean' (Catmint)

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

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Nepeta grandiflora 'Dawn to Dusk' (Catmint)

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

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Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' (Catmint)

Fast-growing, eye-catching and heat tolerant, Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' (Catmint) is a dwarf, compact form of catmint with a low spreading habit and a long blooming season. It produces large, dense, lavender flower spikes on full, bushy plants from early to late summer.

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Nepeta nervosa 'Pink Cat' (Catmint)

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.

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Nepeta racemosa 'Blue Wonder' (Catmint)

Catmint 'Blue Wonder' (Nepeta racemosa) is a lovely dwarf perennial noted for its continuous massive dark blue blooms, on short spikes atop aromatic, gray-green foliage, from late spring to early fall.

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Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' (Catmint)

Award-winning Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' (Catmint) is a popular herbaceous perennial noted for its massive lavender-blue blooms on short spikes, atop aromatic, gray-green foliage in early summer, continuing on and off through early fall if spent flowers are regularly removed.

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Nepeta racemosa (Catmint)

Known as Persian Catmint, Nepeta racemosa is a truly gifted perennial that deserves a spot in any garden. Native to southwestern Asia, it forms attractive spreading clumps of ascending, upright stems, richly covered with white, blue or purple flower spikes and held above a strongly aromatic, gray-green foliage.

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Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'André Chaudron' (Catmint)

One of the most cold hardy of the catmints, award-winning Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'André Chaudron' (Catmint) is a compact, suckering perennial boasting loose spikes of lavender-blue flowers held in many whorls. Blooming over a long season extending from early summer until fall, they rise above the foliage of aromatic, lance-shaped, deep green leaves.

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Nepeta x faassenii 'Cats Meow' (Catmint)

Noted for its neat and tidy habit, Nepeta x faassenii 'Cats Meow' (Catmint) is a vigorous herbaceous perennial forming a dense, rounded clump of small, aromatic, gray-green leaves all season long. From early summer into early fall, the foliage is topped with well-branched stems boasting showy spikes of sky blue flowers with purple calyces.

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Nepeta x faassenii Junior Walker (Catmint)

A popular compact selection, Nepeta x faassenii Junior Walker (Catmint) is a striking herbaceous perennial of low, spreading habit forming a dense clump of small, aromatic, gray-green leaves all season long. From early summer into early fall, the foliage is topped with well-branched stems boasting showy spikes of soft, lavender flower.

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