Catmint (Nepeta Mussinii) - Grow this member of the mint family from Nepeta seeds. This popular plant forms a low-growing mound of fragrant foliage with spikes of 12 inch violet-blue flowers. The plant is very easy to grow from flower seed, and if the seeds are sown early in the season, it will bloom the first year. It is a perennial that blooms like an annual. The foliage is vigorous and spreads to a width of 10 - 12 inches. Catmint plants work well as a general ground cover, accent plant, pathway edger, rock garden specimen, or in the herb garden. Like catnip, Nepeta Catmint attracts cats, and its flowers furnish nectar for hummingbirds and bees.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes