|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: May 30, 2005
The catmint adds blue color to any garden. Works well in hot dry
conditiions. Blue Wonder catmint prefers full sun. Another name for the catmint
is Nepeta x faassenii.
The many blue flowers each plant produces grows to a height of 12 to 15 inches.
Each plant should be spaced 18 inches apart. Recommend you put the plant in
well drained soil. It is a perfect plant to place in those dry areas you always
forget to water.
The catmint blooms in June and July. Its recommended as ground cover for
planting below shrubs. Or it also works as a sunny blue border plant. It is an
You can remove spent flowers to produce a second bloom. Trim unwanted growth to
keep it looking well groomed. The flowers of the catmint tend to be a lavendar
color. The leaves are gray-green.