Nepeta Purrsian Blue
(Catmint)

£10.00£15.00

£10.00
£15.00
Great for wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
40cm x 60cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Fully Hardy

Nepeta Purrsian Blue, commonly known as Catmint, is a delightful perennial herb that offers both beauty and fragrance to any garden or landscape. With its aromatic foliage and stunning blue-purple flowers, Nepeta Purrsian Blue is a favorite among gardeners and cat lovers alike.

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award

Description

Nepeta ‘Purrsian Blue’ might be more compact than other Catmint’s, but its flowering performance is hard to beat. From May onwards masses of small blue flowers contrast with the grey-green leaves for months on end. When Nepeta’s stems are broken, they release an aroma into the air that tends to attract cats, thus its common name, Catmint. Loved by wildlife, they attract bees and other pollinators into the garden all summer long.  

Planting Conditions

Catmint are easy to grow provided you find them a sunny or partially shaded spot and a well-drained soil, they will not tolerate heavy soils that are prone to waterlogging.

Watering & Feeding

Water regularly during the first season, but once established they are heat and drought tolerant, making them an excellent choice for dry areas of the garden.

General Care

In spring apply a layer of organic mulch around the planting area, this helps keep the roots cool, retain soil moisture and deter weeds while giving plants the nutrients they need to remain healthy. Remove faded flowers to prolong flowering. Once flowering has finished leave the tired foliage in place over winter to help protect the crown, wait until early spring to cut it back. To keep Catmint vigorous, divide it every three to four years in either spring or early autumn.