Nepeta – Neptune Catmint
Neptune Catmint, Nepeta, brings us huge blue flowers on a truly dwarf plants. Its flowers, that are considerably larger than most, produce big displays of blossoms throughout the spring, summer and fall. Neptune’s clumping growth habit stays tidy and won’t take over. It only grows about 12″ tall and 10″ wide, making it ideal for edging, front of perennial beds, around roses, and for narrow walkways.
Neptune Catmint is long-lived, easy to care for, and deer and rabbit resistant. An excellent low growing plant that is tolerant of considerable drought. Flourishes in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Its spicy aromatic foliage is irresistible to cats, which love to nap along side it. Rabbit and deer leave it alone. Trim back spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
Plant in full sun to light shade. Adding organic matter when planting will produce best results. Although drought tolerant, water during dry spells to keep plants blooming well.