Nepeta


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Nepeta

 

a genus of perennial and, rarely, annual herbs of the family Labiatae. The flowers are gathered in long, compound inflorescences. There are approximately 250 species, distributed in the nonarctic regions of Eurasia and in Africa. More than 80 species are found in the USSR, predominantly in the Caucasus and Middle Asia, along dry mountain slopes. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) grows in meadows and shrub thickets and as a weed in fields and gardens. It contains an essential oil used in making perfume. The plant is nectar-bearing. Several species, including N. sibirica and N. grandiflora, are grown as ornamentals.

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Studies conducted on Nepeta persica have demonstrated its anxiolytic effects (Rabbani 2008).
The effect of Nepeta cataria extract on adherence and enzyme production of Staphylococcus aureus.
Fourteen to 21-day spray programmes should keep it at bay on plants such as Hypericum, Salix, Geranium, Hollyhock and Nepeta.
Nepeta - more commonly known as catmint because moggies are big fans.
CottaGe | garden favourites - nepeta, anthemis, crocosmia, euphorbia, penstemon, bearded iris, gladioli, asphodels and verbena will work well.
I've caught them rolling around in my glorious borders of purple nepeta, otherwise known as catmint (red rag to a bull, I hear you say, but when I planted it years ago, I had no idea it would be such a moggie magnet), using my trees and shrubs as scratching posts and using a variety of areas of the garden to do their business.
A wall of hydrangeas, top right, and euphorbia, crocosmia and nepeta thrive against a sunny wall, right
The typically Corsican cheese called Brocciu never leaves the island and as for a herb called nepeta - well, what's that when it's at home?
At the front of the border you could have dwarf lavender, Sedum spectabile, lamb's ears and ornamental grass such as stipa tenuissima, while middle-sized drought-resistant plants include Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus', Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (wallflower), Russian sage and Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (catmint).
Lavender and nepeta (catmint) can fringe borders, spilling out Garden foxglove into winding paths around the garden, while fragrant herbs such as thyme can be planted in the cracks in pathways to soften the effect.
a) A combination of Nepeta cataria and Cuscuta reflexa infusion provided significant improvement for postmenopausal symptoms.
Cut down early flowering perennials such as delphiniums and nepeta to tidy them up and encourage a second flush of blooms later in the year.