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Nepeta x faassenii - 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint, Nepeta)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Light blue Flowers (Summer), Blue Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Nepeta x faassenii - 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 x faassenii:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Nepeta x faassenii

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Nepeta x faassenii:

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

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