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Nepeta

Catmint

Sometime around May a certain fragrance tells us that it’s time for sunny days and warm weather. It’s Nepeta! Catmint, as it is commonly called, is a free bloomer whose billowy mounds of blue-violet, 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 couldn’t cut the mustard “until he chewed a little catmint root.” Have some Loosestrife around in case things get out of hand. Cut back in July for an encore in the fall.

Nepeta ‘Hill Grounds’ (P-2290)

Each 10.75

PREORDER FOR SPRING 2024

Parading rich violet-blue flowers that are darker than many Catmints, this tailored relatively new cultivar was named for the late Janet Cropley’s Northamptonshire garden where it originated as a chance seedling. The prismatic long-lasting floral display is distinguished by thick, upright terminal spikes, which are studded with whorled tubular blooms above a scented, close-set mound of scalloped, downy gray-green foliage. Recently included in Steve Edney’s top Nepeta recommendations, ′Hill Grounds′s valiant habit tantalizes bees, appreciates lean well-drained soil and looks breathtaking amid Stipa gigantea′s honey-hued inflorescences.

Blooms June–mid-September

Size: 20" – 18" high x 2-1/3' wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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