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Catmint

Perfect for a sunny spot

A classic cottage garden plant which has spires of tiny blue flowers right through the summer held on wiry stems above scented grey green leaves. Attractive to bees, butterflies and other insects as well as cats who adore the leaves.

Where?

Happiest at the front of a sunny border where this lovely plant is easy to grow.

How?

Best in a well drained soil. Place some coarse grit or sand in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Cut back old stems in spring once new leaves are spotted at the base of the plant.

The scented leaves of Cat Mint are irresistible to cats and dried Cat Mint is used to scent their toys.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September