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Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

Catmint

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Lavender

Feature

Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

Plant details

Catmint is a traditional sunny border plant, large and very hardy in this outstanding variety, sometimes called N. gigantea. It has grey-green foliage, covered all summer in masses of short spikes of lavender-like flowers which attract lots of bees. Once established, the plant is fairly drought-tolerant. The foliage is very aromatic and, when crushed or bruised, releases a strong lemony scent, hence the popularity of the plant for edging paths.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Nepeta

Cultivar: Six Hills Giant

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Flowering period: June to September


Reader reviews

cejl1970

This is very easy to propagate from soft tip cuttings.


janebal

Great plant - nice and tall (although a bit lax and may need some support in windy areas) and flowers from end of May all summer long, even in my partially shady border. Have taken some soft tip cuttings which are doing well. Other plants grow through it e.g. penstemons and lysimachia 'Firecracker' and the reds and blues look really good together.


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