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Catmint

Nepeta x faassenii. Technically an herb, Catmint Nepeta is easy to grow: it thrives in full to partial sunlight and in almost any type of soil. Direct-sow the tiny seeds in well-draining soil after the last spring frost date. It may also be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to transplanting outside after the last possible frost date. Keep your eye on your cats so that they don't trample and crush the young seedlings. Once the plants are established, marauding cats are less capable of destruction. Catmint may bloom the first year if started early enough in the spring. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Perennial. Hardiness zones: 3-10. Summer flowering. Height: 12" to 24".

Average seed life: 2 to 3 years.

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Catmint Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/4”
Seed Spacing:3”-4”
Plant Spacing:15”
Days to Germination:7-10 days
Germination Temperature:60°-70°F

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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