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Scientific Name: Nepeta x faassenii cvs.
Pronunciation: NEP-ih-tuh ex fass-EN-ee-eye
Common Name: catmint
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves ovate 3-8 cm long, rounded toothed, very strong odour when crushed; florets to 1cm, blue-violet (some white cvs.).
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin ( N. racemosa x N. nepetella)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dryland (no watering), Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Cultivars shown or on campus may include N. 'Walker's Low', N. 'Dropmore'N. 'Snowflake'. Compare to catnip: Nepeta cataria
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Bluish
Colour in Fall: Bluish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Crenate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Nut
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Red

Propagation: Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
Specific Pests: CATS!
(BUG) BUG garden : cv. Walker's Low
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZE) GAZebo East : cv. Snowflake
(GAZN) GAZebo North : cv. Dropmore Hybrid
(MCC) Main Campus Courtyard : cv. Walker's Low
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