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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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For example, Tanner might use silver artemisia to link a yellow bed of 'Stella d'Oro' daylilies and 'Primrose Heron' golden lamb's ears with a purple bed of 'Dark Delight' New Zealand flax and catmint, Other blending plants: silver-leafed lamb's ears, 'Dutch Mill' lavender, silver thyme, or silver-leafed sunrose.
Set out transplants of campanula, candytuft, catmint, coreopsis, delphinium, dianthus, foxglove, penstemon, phlox, salvia, and yarrow.
Grow plants that rabbits detest, such as lilac, box, buddleia, hydrangea, mock orange, catmint, dahlias, delphiniums and lupins.
* Perennials: Alpine aster, catmint, columbine, coreopsis, delphinium, gaillardia, Jacob's ladder, 'Johnson's Blue' geranium, lamb's ears, lupine, Maltese cross, meadow rue, mountain bluet, painted daisy, peach-leafed bellflower, Oriental poppy, Shasta daisy, Siberian iris, yarrow.
For scent add thyme and chamomile and, if you've got the space, plant a boundary border with catmint or lavender, as these will release their scent as you brush past.
Low-growing clusters of diascia and blue-flowered catmint grow in the foreground.
Augusta Ward, 31, a medical secretary at the practice, said: "The plants we will be giving people are mainly herbs - things like lemon balm and catmint, which all have mindful qualities.
Are your neighbours' gardens filled with mounds of catmint flowering generously through May and June?
Max Jones, via email AI SUGGEST you go for a cottage garden style approach and grow perennial favourites such as lady's mantle, aquilegia, catmint, hostas, bearded iris, lupins, peony, poppies and lavender - all to which rabbits tend to give a wide berth.
Pelargoniums aren't just for pots and planters, they also grow beautifully in herbacious borders - combine with Nepeta (Catmint), Erigeron (Mexican fleabane), Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' (Wallflower) or Salvia Caradonna (Balkan Clary) for bee-loving visual interest.
Nepeta Walker's Low, or catmint, sports an abundance of small, lavender-blue flowers from mid-May through late September on plants presenting silvery-green foliage that smells of mint.
"If your cat craves vegetable matter in her diet, you can provide alternatives, such as oat grass, catnip, and catmint, although she may still continue to snack on houseplants.