Enchanting Catmint: Nepeta for Fragrant Foliage, Beautiful Blooms & Cat-Repelling Charm

Bring captivating fragrance, vibrant blooms, and a touch of natural pest control to your garden with the delightful Nepeta, commonly known as Catmint! These low-maintenance perennials boast aromatic foliage, attractive flowers, and possess the unique quality of repelling unwanted felines.

Embrace the magic of Nepeta:

  • Fragrant foliage: Brush against the leaves to release a refreshing, minty scent, adding a delightful sensory experience to your garden.
  • Summer blooms: Enjoy weeks of lavender-blue or white flowers throughout the summer, attracting pollinators and adding a touch of colour.
  • Low-maintenance marvels: Thrive with minimal care, requiring only occasional watering and deadheading.
  • Naturally repels cats: The aromatic foliage deters cats from marking or scratching, offering a natural solution for pet owners.
  • Attracts pollinators: Delicate blooms draw in bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, buzzing with life and colour.

Discover the captivating charm of Nepeta:

  • Classic lavender hues: Opt for varieties like 'Nepeta x faassenii' (Walker's Low Nepeta) or 'Nepeta mussinii' (Blue Moon Nepeta) for their reliable blooms and fragrant foliage.
  • White flower power: Choose 'Nepeta x faassenii 'Snowflake' for its pure white blooms and compact form, ideal for borders or containers.
  • Low-growing options: Explore varieties like 'Nepeta nepeta' (Catmint) for groundcover or edging borders, with its trailing habit and small blue flowers.

Planting Nepeta is easy! We provide detailed care guides to ensure your chosen varieties flourish in their sunny well-drained spots.

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