Grow this member of the mint family from Nepeta seeds. This popular plant forms a low-growing mound of fragrant foliage with spikes of 12-inch violet-blue flowers.
The plant is very easy to grow from flower seed, and if the seeds are sown early in the season, it will bloom the first year. It is a perennial that blooms like an annual. The foliage is vigorous and spreads to a width of 10 - 12 inches.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 3 - 9 Height: 12 inches Bloom Season: Summer Bloom Color: Blue Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8 Deer Resistant: Yes Latin Name: Nepeta Mussinii
Temperature: 68F Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Do not cover the seeds, but tightly press into the soil Sowing Rate: Approximately 1,000 seeds covers 20 square feet or 3 - 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep moist until germination Plant Spacing: 12 inches