Catmint

Nepeta mussinii


Standard seed packet, 200 seeds

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Catmint

Nepeta mussinii

Synonyms: Nepeta x faassenii


  • Good for container planting
  • Has culinary and medicinal uses
  • Highly attractive to bees


Perennial herb growing to 45cm. Clump forming shrub with lavender/blue spikes of flowers over a long period. Soft grey/green wrinkled leaves. Good for container planting. Tolerant of poor soil conditions and hot, dry weather. Often used as an insect deterrent, said to deter aphids. Has culinary and medicinal uses. Leaves can be harvested fresh and added to soups or dried to be used like tea with a light minty flavour. Catmint is still considered a cat stimulant however it has less of the compound that attracts cats than Catnip. Highly attractive to bees.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 10mm
When: Spring
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 60cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Plant Height: 45cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 90 days
*Notes: Cut back after flowering

(Product number: G5-04)


SKU G5-04
Botanical name: Nepeta mussinii
Botanical synonyms: Nepeta x faassenii
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 200 seeds

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