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Nepeta x faassenii ‘Purrsian 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 ‘Purrsian Blue’ full sun  new plant

Praised for its myriad periwinkle-blue blooms with smoky purple calyces and low, compact fast growing habit, this 2013 introduction came about when Kevin Hurd crossed N. ‘Six Hills Giant’ and N. ‘Eldean’. Prim, petite serrated grayish green leaves clothe a spry rounded mound that requires little maintenance and can edge a perennial border, squeeze between stone work or grace an herb garden. (pp#24,788)

Blooms May–September

Size: 18" high x 18"–2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 3.

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ (P-1994)
Each $7.75
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2018



       


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