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Nepeta subsessilis 'Sweet Dreams'

 
Nepeta subsessilis 'Sweet Dreams'
catmint
Nepeta subsessilis 'Sweet Dreams'

Common name catmint
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers pink/white (summer)
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
Seed ripensearly October

Two-toned flowers, fragrant leaves. For once, the flowers look just like the luscious pictures on the plant label! We got ours in a generous plant trade several years ago, and it has grown to claim a sizeable space in our bog-side border (as you can see above, it rather envelopes an unfortunate eremurus that happened to be planted not too far from the nepeta's base).

catmint
Grows into a luscious mound of attractively shaped and colored foliage by mid-spring
Nepeta subsessilis 'Sweet Dreams'
Late November - the top growth has been knocked out by the first hard freezes of the season, but the upright stalks with shaggy seedheads have not been knocked down. They will continue to provide a bit of visual interest well into winter.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (2%G, 10d). The single sprouted seed did not develop.


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