Days to Germination:7-10 days
Nepeta x faassenii. An herb, aromatic Catmint thrives in full sunlight in well-drained soil. It should be direct-sown into the garden after the last frost date but may also be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out after all danger of frost has passed. Provide even moisture and strong light during germination. Harden off the plants by gradually acclimating them to the outdoors over 1 to 2 weeks before transplanting out. Once the seedlings are 2" tall, thin or transplant 15" apart. Catmint may bloom the first year if started early enough in the spring. To encourage a second wave of blooms in lush perennial borders, cut the flower stalks back after the flowers have faded. A prolific grower, it matures into huge bushy plants, which may be divided and transplanted in the spring. Summer flowering. Height: 12" to 24".
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