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botanical name:
Nepeta x faassenii
Nepeta x faassenii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Catmint
synonyms:  Nepeta mussinii
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Branching stems of wrinkled, hairy, aromatic silvery grey-green leaves. Spikes of pale lavender-blue flowers with purple spots in summer and early autumn.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in full sun or light shade. Thrives on alkaline soils. Drought resistant once established.
Trim after flowering to keep compact, may produce a second flush of flowers.

propagation:
By division

usage:
Hebaceaous borders, good edging plant by paths.
Attractive to insects.

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