Neptune Catmint

Nepeta kubanica 'Bokratune' PP #29,556

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.
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Botanical PronunciationNEP-eh-tuh coo-BAH-nee-kah
LoreNepeta 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 8 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer into Fall
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded, Upright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Salvia (Salvia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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