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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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The purple blooms of catmint and the bright green of the mounding 'Cousin Itt' acacia keep the palette lively, while the succulent 'Blue Chalk Fingers' senecio (front) adds a more structural element, DESIGN: Huettl Landscape Architecture, Pleasant Hill, CA; huettldesign.
BUYING FRENZY I loaded the pick-up with, among other things, giant fennel, catmint and meadow rue
Catmint, or rather the nepetalactone in its leaves, mimics a feline hormone and acts like a recreational drug to cats.
Achilles, asters, all forms of daisies, Kansas gayfeather (Liatris), catmint, iris, and the three "H's" (Helianthus, Heliopsis and Helenium) all will prove their worth to you if you give them the opportunity to do so.
Select drought-tolerant plants: California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), catmint (Nepeta x faassenii), lantana (Lantana camara), snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum), and yarrow (Achillea millefolium).
Especially when you get to the last one -- catmint, which was used as an ancient remedy in England and is supposed to be a natural antacid, digestive aid, eliminates toxins and can help relieve tension.
1 sprig catmint (also called nepeta), finely chopped
In others it is all blues, mauves, gentle pinks and white, found in catmint, Russian sage, blue salvia and the more quietly coloured cosmos.
Catmint (Nepeta faassenii) is a spreading ground cover plastered with violet-blue flowers and attractive heart-shaped foliage.
Mint, catmint, hyssop, marjoram and thyme can all prove extremely popular venues and these can all easily be incorporated into containers on even the smallest patio.