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Nepeta x faassenii ‘Select Blue’
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Nepeta

Catmint

Sometime around May a certain fragrance tells us that itís time for sunny days and warm weather. Itís Nepeta! Catmint, as it is commonly called, is a free bloomer whose billowy mounds of lavender, pink or white flowers are as opulent as its aromatic foliage.

Supposedly, this herb renders timid people fierce, and the botanist Tournefort tells of a hangman who couldnít cut the mustard ďtil he chewed a little catmint root.Ē Make sure you have some Loosestrife around in case things get out of hand.

Cut back in July for an encore in the fall.

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Select Blue’ full sun

David Salmon of High Country Gardens recently selected this long blooming, tough-as-nails Catmint for its markedly blue flower spikes. Long, tapered, gray-green leaves comprise a tidy, low growing mound that is covered with blossoms in late spring, and if trimmed back, bestow a second showing in late summer. Vigorous and drought tolerant, ‘Select Blue’ can be paired with another floriferous perennial, Diascia ‘Pink Adobe’, for a colorful union.

Blooms May–August.

Size: 15" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Select Blue’ (P-1222)
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