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Nepeta govaniana (Catmint)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nepeta govaniana

Other names

Catmint

Genus

Nepeta Nepeta

Species

N. govaniana - N. govaniana is an herbaceous perennial with aromatic foliage and dainty, pale-yellow tubular flowers throughout summer.


Nepeta govaniana is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The leaves have a sweet aromatic fragrance when crushed.

Habit

Upright, Branching

Flower

Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back flowering to maintain a compact shape and to encourage second flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Nepeta govaniana (Catmint) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Wildlife, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. May require staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Nepeta govaniana

Other names

Catmint

Genus

Nepeta Nepeta

Species

N. govaniana - N. govaniana is an herbaceous perennial with aromatic foliage and dainty, pale-yellow tubular flowers throughout summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The leaves have a sweet aromatic fragrance when crushed.

Habit

Upright, Branching


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back flowering to maintain a compact shape and to encourage second flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nepeta govaniana (Catmint) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Wildlife, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. May require staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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