Nepeta longipes

Nepeta longipes

Catmint

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Nepeta longipes
  • Common name: Catmint
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Nepeta longipes is an unusual catmint. It has slightly hairy, grey-green, fragrant leaves, from which light blue flowers appear on strong stems, throughout summer. Its blooms are loved by bees and other pollinators, and its leaves are used as a caterpillar food plant by the mint moth, Pyrausta aurata.

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Like many catmints, Nepeta longipes may prove appealing to cats, though if they eat an excessive amount of the foliage it can give them an upset stomach.

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Grow Nepeta longipes in well-drained soil in full sun. Divide congested clumps in autumn or spring.

How to grow Nepeta longipes

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Nepeta longipes and wildlife

Nepeta longipes is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Nepeta longipes poisonous?

Nepeta longipes has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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