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Products > Nepeta x faassenii
 
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 information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Nepeta x faassenii.