|No cat-lover should be without some form of Nepeta in the garden. Cats love to smell, eat, and flop down on top of the Catnip and Catmint varieties, so protect plants with wire cages or a teepee of stakes. Dried leaves can be used as feline treats or as tea. Members of the Mint family, Nepetas are hardy spreaders that make good ground covers. All have gray green foliage and small flowers of white, purple, or yellow. Plants prefer full sun and can tolerate infrequent watering. Find them in the herb or perennial section of your nursery.
Taller and tougher than the species, its lavender-blue flowers form large sprays.
Attributes - Nepeta x faassenii 'Six Hills Giant'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Blue
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.