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Nepeta nervosa
Nepeta nervosa
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Nepeta nervosa


USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.375.180

This species of Catmint is not well known at all, but deserves a spot in any sunny border. Plants form a dense, low clump of narrow grey-green leaves, bearing chubby spikes of rich blue flowers in midsummer. Excellent for cutting, the flowers are also attractive to butterflies. Nice towards the front of a sunny border, on it mixed pots. Plants are easily divided in early spring. Removing faded flowers regularly will encourage more buds to form.

Further details for
Nepeta nervosa

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.