Sometimes little is better, and this low-growing, free-flowering Catmint is proof. Plant it at the edge of a path or the front of a border where you can enjoy its aromatic gray-green foliage and its lightly fragrant, rich blue flowers. Or let it creep daintily among the rocks in your rock garden.
This large genus in the Mint family includes species from around the world. Most are thrifty plants that prosper in average, well-drained soils, and the majority offer deliciously fragrant, gray-green foliage and numerous spikes of small flowers, generally in the blue to purple range. They are durable, hardy, and resistant to deer. Like Catnip, the best-known member of the genus, Nepetas may send felines into a frenzy.
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