|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.
Group several plants together to create a haze of lavender-blue in the front of flower borders, edgings or containers. Blooms for many months if sheared back. Does not like humidity.
Attributes - Nepeta mussinii 'Blue Wonder'
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Lavender
Height: 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Root Rot.