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Nepeta x faassenii - Cat Mint
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (N. racemosa x N. nepetella)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Nepeta x faassenii (Cat Mint) - This is a mounding perennial with soft gray-green aromatic foliage. It reaches 1 to 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Lavender-blue flowers are displayed on spikes in the summer. Shearing off faded flowers to encourage more blooms is recommended. Plant in full sun or part shade and water moderately. It is very hardy - surviving temperatures well below 0 degrees F - recommeded to USDA Zones 3. Protect from frenzied felines first year after planting. The hybrid name x faassenii is named for Dutch nurseryman J.H. Faassen who developed the first hybrids between Nepeta racemosa and N. nepetella.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Nepeta x faassenii.