Botanical Name: Nepeta X faassenii Add
Common Name: Catmint  
Plant photo of: Nepeta X faassenii
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range



Flower Color

Blue, Lavender, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Susan Frommer/Hunter
  • Description

  • Notes

Nepeta faassenii makes soft, gray green, undulating mounds that are 1.5' high when blooming. The small leaves are attractive to cats. This perennial has lavender blue flowers in late spring and early summer.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.