Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Agree With The Cats

Nepeta, also know as catmint, is one of my favorite plants to use in flower beds. It is drought tolerant and a good substitute for lavender with spikes of light purple flowers all summer long. It grows quickly and makes a great filler plant for beds. It is fragrant and yes, cats love it!

8 comments:

Darla said...

It is very pretty, don't want to attract all of the stray cats around here, my husband would not be happy.

Creative Country Mom said...

Amen! I love mine too. It is so soft looking, long blooming, I love the scent and gray-green color. It also clumps up so fast in the spring....it is a quick filler when everything else is just barely up. Mine is almost blooming and will bloom till late November. Hugs....Brooke

cherry said...

very pretty, I have never seen Catmint but will be on the look out for it now.
hugs, Cherry

EB said...

I'd love to grow catmint. I had 3 goes and then gave up. Even with a frame of chicken wire round it, our cats found a way of getting to it. There is a chance it didn't like our heavy/ solid dry soil.

Heather said...

I thought catmint was invasive and have thus stayed away from it. Yours looks so nice I may have to try it! I can't grow lavender to save my life this looks like a nice alternative!

Karen said...

My mom has tons of that, along with catnip, in her garden. Of course the felines of the neighborhood love to stop by for a whiff! Yours is lovely.

CiNdEe said...

That is really pretty. I had some before but I have no idea where it went too. Adding that to my list!
For Mothers Day I received a Chocolate Mint plant. It smells just like a Ghirardelli Chocolate Mint candy bar! Yummy!!!

CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

Daffodil Planter said...

Oh, nepeta, nepeta, nepeta! I have it in white and it's great in the drought-tolerant white garden. My dog keeps the cats away.