Catmint (Nepeta mussinii) - 100 Seeds

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Catmint, Nepeta mussinii, is an ornamental heirloom perennial that will bring both beauty and history to your garden. Its stunning lavender-blue clusters are not only attractive to butterflies, bees, and felines, but they also have a long history of use in herbal teas and insect repellents by the people of Nepeti, the origin of its genus name.

Catmint grows best in sunny areas and will add a splash of color to any landscape or garden. Its gray-green foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the bright purple flowers that bloom during the summer months. Not only will your garden be made more beautiful with Catmint’s presence, but it’s also less attractive to felines than other varieties such as catnip, so you won’t have to worry about being disturbed during summer evenings.

So whether you’re looking for an eye-catching plant that has been around for centuries or need some natural insect repellent, Catmint is a great choice! Gardeners looking to beautify their landscapes should definitely choose this lovely heirloom perennial to add a bit of historical charm while giving their gardens an instant pop of color!

•Nepeta mussinii
•Non GMO
•American Grown Seeds
•Height: 18"
•USDA Zones: 3-8

Planting Instructions:
Catmint seeds need light to germinate, so avoid covering them when planting. It grows best in well-drained soils, preferably dry to medium, and in full sun to partial shade. This plant is drought-tolerant and prefers soils with a pH of 6.6. You can start seeds indoors in a sunny window six weeks before transplanting to the garden after the last frost. Or sow them directly into the garden after the last frost if your area has a longer growing season. Thin or transplant seedlings to 12 inches apart when they reach two inches tall. Keep plants full by pinching stems and flower buds when they appear. Be cautious while transplanting outside, as bruising the leaves will release oils that attract cats. Water only when the soil is dry. Cut Catmint back to the ground in spring for better growth and appearance.