Catmint, Blue Flowers Last All Summer

Part of the You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, YouCanLearnSeries.com
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 aromatic plant.

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.


Perennial Full sun
Remove spent flowers for a second bloom well drained soil - can tolerate heat and dryness
Variety of flower colors, blooms from May through August height 12 to 15 inches
Deer resistant width 18 inches


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The catmint plant lavendar flowers
The catmint plant lavendar flowers.

    
The catmint flowers in dry conditions and can be placed near walkways, patios, and porches so you can enjoy the lovely aroma.


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