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Catmint 'Faassenii' | Nepeta

Enjoy the purple spires of catmint all summer long

The Highlights

    • Spires of sweet purple flowers all summer long
    • A brilliant plant for the front of beds and borders
    • Low-growing perfect for ground cover
    • RHS Award for Garden Merit Winner
    • Flowers from June to September
    • RHS Certified 'Plant for Pollinators' This is an award gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society for plants that are very good at attracting and are beneficial for pollinating insects in the UK.MORE
    • Fully Hardy perennial will come back year after year

Catmint 'Faassenii' | Nepeta

Enjoy the purple spires of catmint all summer long
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The Highlights

    • Spires of sweet purple flowers all summer long
    • A brilliant plant for the front of beds and borders
    • Low-growing perfect for ground cover
    • RHS Award for Garden Merit Winner
    • Flowers from June to September
    • RHS Certified 'Plant for Pollinators' This is an award gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society for plants that are very good at attracting and are beneficial for pollinating insects in the UK.MORE
    • Fully Hardy perennial will come back year after year

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

1 Litre Pot

Height on arrival:

Depending on the time of year, when your plant arrives it should be up to 10-30cm tall

Eventual height:

60cm

Eventual spread:

45cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Lavender Purple

Habit:

Bushy

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Will endure even the harshest of British winters.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

45cm

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Nepetas can have issues with Slugs and Snails as well as Powdery Mildew. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves. It is also a good idea to spray your plant with water which has boiled some garlic in it for around 2 hours. For more serious slug and snail control you can also use specific nematodes that will find the pests and cause them to die. To prevent Powdery Mildew you should try to prevent crowded and humid conditions. Properly space plants apart and get rid of any weeds. Water at the soil and try to prevent soil splashing from the soil onto the leaves.

Water Regularly

Water to keep the soil consistently moist. During hot and dry periods this could require watering several times a week. This is especially important when the plant is still establishing itself in its first year. Once the plant has established itself it will become more drought tolerant.

Full Sun to Partial Shade

This variety will grow in areas of moderate sunlight, including around 4-6 hours of dappled sunlight in partial shade but also grows in full sun.

Any Average, Well-Drained Soil

Nepetas do well in any average, well-drained soil. If your soil is particularly clay-heavy and/or often becomes waterlogged then you can improve the drainage by adding in plenty of organic matter such as garden compost as well as some perlite or gravel.

Not Required

Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up! https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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