catmint


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catmint

a Eurasian plant, Nepeta cataria, having spikes of purple-spotted white flowers and scented leaves of which cats are fond: family Lamiaeae (labiates)
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Catmint - ideal for the front of a colourful border
Catmint, nasturtiums, lobelia and phlox are other good bets.
Go for varieties that carry on regardless, such as spurge (Euphorbias), elephant's ears (Bergenia), catmint (Nepeta).
Assorted drought-tolerant plants are placed close to the front curb, including Santa Barbara daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus), catmint (Nepeta x faassenii), several varieties of creeping thyme and Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans).
The classy catmint Nepeta govaniana, also from the Himalayas, is happiest at the back of the border where it can impress at its full 5ft height.
NEPETA X FASSENII is a relative of catmint but, unlike that straggly plant, will make real impact in a sunny border, growing to a height of between 30 and 45 cm - 60cm in the case of the Six Hills Giant variety.
Encourage butterflies by planting catmint, mallow, pot marigold, buddleia, Sedum spectabile, wild marjoram and candytuft.
Nepeta - more commonly known as catmint because moggies are big fans.
Gardeners should plant pots in their gardens or window ledges with nectar sources such as catmint, lavender, cranesbill, oregano and echinacea, he urged.
In mixed borders, soften roses with airy specimens such as catmint or lavender or mix it up with lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis) and geraniums.
There are euphorbias for next spring, Aster frikartii for later in the summer and catmint to soften edges.
Each picture includes elements that include the word 'cat', some of which are stated in the text such as 'Clumps of catmint and catnip grow wild', while others appear in the pictures.