Nepeta x faassenii 'Crystal Cloud'

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Crystal Cloud’

Catmint

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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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 x faassenii 'Crystal Cloud'
  • Common name: Catmint
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Nepeta x faassenii ‘Crystal Cloud’ is a fairly recent variety of catmint, bearing unusual pale lilac flowers – not before seen in the species. Bred by nurserywoman Sonia Wright, Nepeta ‘Crystal Cloud’ has grey-green foliage and a compact habit.

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It’s perfect for growing with other catmints, both at the front of a mixed border or in containers. Its blooms are loved by bees.

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Grow Nepeta x faassenii ‘Crystal Cloud’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back after flowering and divide congested clumps every three years.

How to grow Nepeta 'Crystal Cloud'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: 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 not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not 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 not 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 not 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 not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Nepeta 'Crystal Cloud' and wildlife

Nepeta 'Crystal Cloud' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It 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 'Crystal Cloud' poisonous?

Nepeta 'Crystal Cloud' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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