Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon'

Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon'

Catmint

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon'
  • Common name: Catmint
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' bears dense spikes of purple-blue flowers from midsummer to autumn. It's extremely attractive to bees and is also the caterpillar foodplant for the pretty mint moth, Pyrausta aurata.

Grow Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Once the blooms begin to fade, cut the flowering stems back to ground level to keep plants looking tidy and to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Caterpillar food plant

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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