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Nepeta x faasenii or mussinii 'Clear Blue' / Garden Catmint / Seeds

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Nepeta x faasenii or mussinii 'Clear Blue' / Garden Catmint / Seeds

Nepeta ‘Clear Blue’ plants have appealing spikes of lavender-blue flowers over a long period from May to September.  Plants have aromatic grey-green leaves and a branched habit, growing to a compact height of 30-45cm.   Garden Catmint grows well in sunny parts of the garden, looking good in dry gravel gardens and as edging for borders and pathways.  It is drought tolerant and attractive to pollinators. 


Nepeta prefers full sun to part shade and well drained soils.  Plants are deciduous and die back over winter, regrowing again in spring.   

 

Pack of approx 300 seeds.  Sow in late winter/early spring for first year flowers, and spring/summer for next year flowers.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy deciduous perennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May to September
Height 30 - 45cm
Spread 20 - 30cm
Conditions  Sun to light shade and well drained soil
Sow Sow in late winter/early spring for first year flowers.  Sow from late spring into early summer for next year flowers.   Sow the seeds into a tray of moist compost.  Cover lightly with compost and keep at around 20°C.  Germination takes 2-3 weeks.  Transplant seedlings into pots when they are big enough to handle.  Plant out into the garden after the last frost.   
Grow Trim back each flush of flowers to encourage more, and the plants will flower into the autumn.  Plants die back in autumn and start growing again in spring.  Divide mature plants as needed every 4-5 years in spring or autumn.  Softwood cuttings take well in early summer.  Semi-ripe cuttings can be done in early autumn.