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Nepeta faassenii syn. N. mussinii
Botanical Name: Nepeta faassenii syn. N. mussinii
Common Name(s): Catmint
A low-growing, trailing herb with silver-grey foliage and mauve flowers. Excellent border plant for the herb and rose garden.It has no culinary value for people.
Synonym: Nepeta racemosa
Botanical Pronunciation: NEP-eh-tuh fah-SEN-ee-eye
Semi Frost Hardy
Bears mauve flowers.
A low-growing, trailing herb with silver-grey foliage.
The leaves can be picked when young and the whole plant can be preserved by drying it out.
Interesting Planting Ideas
Grows well in containers.
Plant catmint around rose gardens, fruit trees and vegetable gardens, it will repel insects, rats and mice. the flowers entice the bees and butterflies, which help with pollination.
All plants benefit from its insect-repelling properties.
This plant needs pruning.
Can be propagated by cutting off the outer rooted sprigs and replanting them immediately. Also by root division.
Catmint thrives in well-dug, well drained, moist, richly composted soil.
Medicinal - A tea made from catmint can be used to combat varicose veins.
Uses in landscape design
Excellent border plant for the herb and rose garden, but it has no culinary uses for people. Grows well in containers.
This plant attracts house cats, bees and butterflies.