Catmint – Buy herbs online


Eye-catching blue flowers through the summer over very fragrant foliage.

An easy plant to grow for beginner gardeners.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Catmint description:

Attractive blue flowers throughout the summer.

Cats go crazy for Catnip (Nepeta cataria), but that doesn’t mean that Catmint (Nepeta mussinii) has no appeal – cats still like to get near it!

Catmint is a worthy aromatic plant for the garden and the long flowering time can be increased even more by trimming the plant back after flowering.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

This is excellent at edging a path or border, or for a herb garden, or patio and is very reliable if given a well drained soil.
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Can be used in potpourri.

Botanical name: Nepeta x faassenii or Nepeta racemosa or Nepeta mussinii.

Catmint flowering in April
Catmint in April

Catmint culinary uses:

Use leaves in soups and sauces. Also tea can be made from the leaves and flowers.

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun, but will tolerate semi-shade.

Sun or semi shade

Is it useful as a groundcover plant?

Yes, good for filling a gap at the front of a border.

What type of soil:

Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture, or dryish stony ground. Also dry semi shade.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Size of plant:

Height 40 cm.
Spread 50 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 4 plants per square metre.

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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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