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Light: Full sun
Temperature: Herbaceous perennial hardy in Zones 3 to 9
Watering: Drought Tolerant
Soil: Well drain soil
Comments: This plant is great insect deterrent for aphids and Japanese beetles! Making it a great companion plant.
Herb gardening for the whole family - pets included! The soft, crinkled, gray-green leaves on this compact, mounding plant makes a great for containers and in a perennial garden. When the stems of Catmint are broken, they release an aroma into the air that will delight your cat, similarly to catnip. This is a great medicinal plant that can be used in teas as a mild sedative and digestive aid for humans, too.
Spent flowers should be sheared off to promote blooming - cut back by 2/3 in July to promote reblooming in August to end of Summer. Nepeta thrives in hot, sunny and dry locations. It is one of the best plants to edge or under plant a rose bed. Cut back to the ground at the end of winter.