Nepeta mussinii While we can’t duplicate the lavender fields of Provence, we can create a similar look by planting catmint. Its soft grey-green leaves clothe wiry 1' stems crowned with clusters of bluish-lavender tubular flowers. A member of the mint family, it grows rapidly in rich moist soils, but in sandy drier conditions can be contained. Plant early for blooms the first year. Thereafter will flower for 6 weeks from early spring to summer. Shear plants after blooming to encourage repeat blooms and to diminish self-sowing. Plant in full sun 2' apart. Perennial, Zones 4-8. ~1,200 seeds/g. Especially attractive to pollinators.③
4937 Persian Catmint
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.