Nepeta--Catmint

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Nepeta--Catmint

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The genus nepeta includes catnip. These are generally upright or trailing plants with aromatic or variegated leaves.

Nepeta fassenii--Mauve Catmint, Persian Catmint This catmint is 18 inches tall when blooming and has small lavender flowers. It prefers a sunny location in a well drained sandy soil and is short lived in clay. Flowering is June to August and the leaves are aromatic when bruised. Cut the plants back when the first flush of flowers fade to induce a second flush of bloom. The plant can be divided in April. In addition to division, persian catmint can be propagated from cuttings taken in June and July. Use non- flowering side shoots about 3 inches long. They root in about 4 weeks.

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