Nepeta racemosa

Botanical Name: Nepeta racemosa

Common Name(s): Dwarf catmint

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Description:

Dwarf catnip is a low growing perennial with aromatic, downy pointed, oval leaves/foliage. It bears masses of downy, violet blue flowers in Spring to Summer. Cats are attracted to this plant. It can be used as a hedge or small scale ground cover, or in a rock gardens, herb gardens, border fronts and naturalized plantings.

Family: Lamiaceae

Synonym: –

Botanical Pronunciation: NEP-ih-tuh ray-sem-OH-suh

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Non Indigenous
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Flowers

January
February
August
September
October
November
December

Description:
It bears masses of downy, violet blue flowers in Spring to Summer.


Foliage

Description:
Dwarf catnip has aromatic, downy pointed, oval leaves/foliage. Cats are attracted to the foliage.


Growth Habit

Dwarf catnip has a bushy habit.

Interesting Info

These aromatic leaves/foliage attract cats.


Origin

Temperate Eurasian
North Africa


Recommended Varieties

'Six Hills Giant', gray foliage, large sprays of lavender flowers; 'Superba', spreading habit, gray foliage, purple blue flowers.

Size
0.3 m * 0.6 m
Soil Conditions
Well drained , Moist
Uses

This plant can be used for attracting house cats.


Uses in landscape design

It can be used as a hedge or small scale ground cover, or in rock gardens, herb gardens, border fronts and naturalised plantings.


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