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Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' (Catmint 'Blue Moon')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon'

Other names

Catmint 'Blue Moon'

Genus

Nepeta Nepeta

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Moon' _ 'Blue Moon' is a compact, bushy, herbaceous perennial with erect stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, veined, hairy, aromatic, grey-green leaves and dense, cylindrical spike-like clusters of purple-blue flowers from early summer into early autumn.


Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic when crushed

Habit

Erect, Compact, Bushy, Upright

Flower

Purple, Blue in Summer; Purple, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs Leafhoppers , Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. 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 nervosa 'Blue Moon' (Catmint 'Blue Moon') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon'

Other names

Catmint 'Blue Moon'

Genus

Nepeta Nepeta

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Moon' _ 'Blue Moon' is a compact, bushy, herbaceous perennial with erect stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, veined, hairy, aromatic, grey-green leaves and dense, cylindrical spike-like clusters of purple-blue flowers from early summer into early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic when crushed

Habit

Erect, Compact, Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Purple, Blue in Summer; Purple, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. 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 nervosa 'Blue Moon' (Catmint 'Blue Moon') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wildlife

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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