Nepeta × faassenii (N. cataria), Catnip/Catmint nep eh tah fah sen e eye
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Nepeta × faassenii (N. cataria), Catnip/Catmint
nep – eh – tah fah – sen – e - eye
Description: Perennial with highly-aromatic green foliage, ideal for herbaceous borders, edging or as a groundcover. N. faasenii is a hybrid, sterile catmint.
Origin: Europe, Asia, Africa.
Height x width: 1.5 to 3 feet tall.
Growth habit: Spreading and bushy.
Foliage: Opposite, lanceolate to oblong-ovate, scalloped margins, pubescent, gray-green, aromatic with a mint fragrance, short petioles. Square stems that may grow upright or prostrate.
Flowers: Lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers on an interrupted raceme, appear in spring and early summer. Can bloom a second time if the plant is cut back one-half its height after the first flowering period.
Culture: Full sun and well-drained soil, although it will tolerate partial shade.
Uses: Border or edging plant.
Other : Plants are loved by cats which will rub itself against the foliage or eat portions of the plant. Catnip reportedly repels rats.
facts of interest
Propagation: Seed. Cultivars must be propagated by division.
Related species: Several Nepeta species and numerous cultivars are available.