Scientific Name: Nepeta x faassenii cvs.
Common Name: catmint
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Ovate, Crenate
Flowers: Verticillaster, Violet, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves ovate 3-8cm long, rounded toothed, very strong odour when crushed; florets up to 1cm wide, blue-violet (some white cvs.).