Persian Catmint (Nepeta mussinii) 100 seeds (#1305)
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About the product
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.