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Neptune Catmint

Nepeta kubanica 'Bokratune' PP #29,556

Pronunciation: NEP-eh-tuh coo-BAH-nee-kah
SKU #43172
4-10

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OVERVIEW
Description This fantastic new dwarf catmint packs a punch with big, violet-blue flowers and big, fresh green leaves on a diminutive form. Quickly reblooms late summer into fall if deadheaded promptly. Dense, upright and never floppy like many other catmints, perfect for a perennial border, wildlife garden or mixed container. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.
Blooms Summer into Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 8 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging, Small Spaces
Design Ideas Plant this charming dwarf perennial toward the front of a border to enjoy the fragrant leaves and abundant blooms. Catmint is a cottage garden essential and makes a fantastic filler in front of roses. Plant in masses to create a swale of violet-blue. Pair with silver or burgundy foliage for contrast, or combine with yellow or red flowering plants to create exciting color schemes. Pop individually into decorative containers as garden party centerpieces that can be gifted or planted in memory of the occasion. Plant in a kitchen or herb or vegetable garden where the flowers will attract pollinators and the attractive scalloped leaves can be cut and dried to make tea.
Flower Color Violet-blue
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
Care Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune lightly after flowering, for a tidy appearance and to promote repeat bloom. Fertilize lightly during the growing season.
HISTORY
Lore Nepeta is commonly called catmint, though not all species and varieties produce leaves whose scent is highly attractive and mood-altering to cats. Nepeta cataria is the true catnip that is loved by house cats; the organic compound nepetalactone, which acts as a cat attractant, was first isolated from this species. Not all cats react to this compound; 30% or more of the feline population is completely insensitive to it. Catmints that may be less likely to be visited by cats include certain Nepeta x faassennii, Nepeta racemosa, Nepeta siberica, and Nepeta subsessilis. Many plants in the genus Nepeta are deterrents for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.

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