Catmint

Catmint (Nepeta mussinii or Nepeta racemosa) is a mint family perennial shrub that makes an excellent ground cover for rough, low water/low fertility soil conditions.

Related, but distinct from Catnip (Nepeta cataria) – although the common names are often used interchangeably for either plant. Differentiating features of Catmint are the leaves (smaller than Catnip) and flowers (purple, whereas Catnip has white). Kitties love both.

Frost hardy to zone 4. Spring sown seeds will form small shrubs and flowers in their first year, overwinter and encompassing 3-4 feet in area at maturity. Can grow bigger/spread farther with more accommodating soil conditions (more water and fertility).

Size: Packet: 125 seeds (0.1 gram)

Catmint (Nepeta mussinii or Nepeta racemosa) is a mint family perennial shrub that makes an excellent ground cover for rough, low water/low fertility soil conditions.

Related, but distinct from Catnip (Nepeta cataria) – although the common names are often used interchangeably for either plant. Differentiating features of Catmint are the leaves (smaller than Catnip) and flowers (purple, whereas Catnip has white). Kitties love both.

Frost hardy to zone 4. Spring sown seeds will form small shrubs and flowers in their first year, overwinter and encompassing 3-4 feet in area at maturity. Can grow bigger/spread farther with more accommodating soil conditions (more water and fertility).

Common Name:
Catmint
Scientific Name:
Nepeta mussinii
Description:
Perennial shrub with lavender flowers and a long blooming period. Related, but distinct from catnip.
Plant Lifespan:
Perennial
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 4a (-30 to -25)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. six hours a day)/Part Shade
Seed In:
Spring-Summer
Seeding Depth:
1/16 in.
Days to Sprout:
7-14
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
65-70
Plant Spacing:
2-3 ft.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
70-80

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