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Nepeta sibirica (Catswort, Nepeta)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Nepeta sibirica - Cultivation Notes

This low spreading herbaceous plant is ideally suited to the front of the border or at the edge of a path where it can spread out a little. Catmint hates having cold wet feet, so plant in any well drained garden soil in a sheltered sunny spot. Trim back after flowering and cut back hard in the autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Nepeta sibirica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Nepeta sibirica:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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