The fragrant, furry foliage of Persian catmint is pleasing to smell and see, as are the short spikes of tiny lavender blossoms that appear in summer, attracting bees and butterflies. A sprawling, herbaceous perennial native to Turkey, Iran and the Caucusus Region, it is known to self-seed voraciously.
The leaves are rounded, heart-shaped andmid-green to slightly gray-green because of the tiny hairs on their surfaces. Leaf edges may be scalloped. In summer, whorled clusters of small trumpet-like lavender, light blue or blue-violet flowers bloom on upright stems. Once pollinated by insects, the plant produces seeds in abundance. They drop to the ground and readily germinate to form a groundcover colony of plants.
Grow Persian catmint in average to well-drained soil and full sun to light shade. To encourage a second flowering, shear off the spent flower spikes. This also reduces self-seeding. This plant makes for a nice, aromatic groundcover for rockeries and herb gardens, containers and woodland edges.
Info source: http://learn2grow.com/plants/nepeta-mussinii/
Approximately 100 seeds in 0.2g packet.
Genus - Nepeta
Species - mussinii
Common name - Persian Catmint
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 8
Height - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,40 - 0,60 m
Plant type - Perennial Herb
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade, partial sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Groundcover for rockeries and herb gardens, containers and woodland edges
Bloom season - May to September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Light Blue, Lavender, Blue Violet
1. Sow from January to April in trays of moist compost.
2. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
3. Keep at 20C. Seedlings appear in 14-28 days.
4. Remove cover when seedlings appear. Grow in small groups in separate pots.
1. Sow from April to June in a prepared seed bed.
2. Sow thinly in rows 15 cm apart. Cover lightly with fine soil.Keep moist.
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