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botanical name:
Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'André Chaudron'
Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'André Chaudron' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Catmint
synonyms:  Nepeta 'Blue Beauty'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Vigorous, spreading, clump forming perennial. Square sectioned stems of aromatic, toothed, deep-green to grey-green leaves. Spike-like, loosely whorled cymes of distinctively large, violet-blue flowers throughout summer.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in full sun or light shade. Drought tolerant and very cold hardy.
Trim after flowering to keep compact, may produce a second flush of flowers.
May become slightly invasive if grown on rich, moist soils.

propagation:
By division or softwood cuttings.

usage:
Borders and cottage garden plantings.
Attractive to insects.

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