Nepeta


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Nepeta

a genus of plants in the family Labiatae.

Nepeta hederacea
causes pulmonary edema and enteritis in horses. Called also Glechoma hederacea, ground ivy.
Nepeta cataria
see catnip.
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dug up the It's been a garden crammed with early summer colour from David Austin roses, such as Gertrude Jekyll, with nepetas, geraniums, alliums, salvias, verbena and day lilies all responding to the heat and occasional deluges.
Now I know you're all going to worry about cats making litters out of your borders if you plant nepeta in them, but I've got loads of it in my garden and there's not a cat in sight.
Catmint (Nepeta x faasenii, Nepeta cataria and others) gets cats as high as kites and it's not unknown for moggies to eat entire plants.
Herbs including chives, borage, hyssop, rosemary, sage, thyme and fennel are also rich in nectar, while less common perennials including Calamintha nepeta, Veronica and Liatris spicata will also attract bees and other pollinators.
Varieties of plants used in the displays include upright and trailing geranium, fuchsias, petunia, and trailing plants such as golden lysimachya, variegated nepeta, trailing lobelia, begonia and bacoppa.
Expert tip: The reflected heat from walkways also suits lavender, catmint or nepeta and alchemilla or lady's mantle, which are more exuberant and will spill over the path when in flower.
There's a surprisingly wide choice of plants that will survive and thrive in a well-drained gravel garden in a sunny spot, including alliums, ceanothus, salvia, lavender, rosemary, thyme, echinops, nepeta and cosmos, as well as a variety of ornamental grasses.
Drought-tolerant plants such as geraniums, agapanthus, alliums, phormiums, euphorbias, hebes, verbascum and nepeta ease the burden of watering, and most established shrubs and perennials need less watering because their roots go deep enough to find moisture.
Nepeta (catmint) is in bloom again after a trim when it started looking straggly earlier in the summer, Sedum spectabile is producing large soft pink flowerheads above light green succulent leaves, while fiery crocosmias are providing structural interest with their sword-like leaves and bright red flowers.
Don't forget some foliage colour from helichrysum or nepeta.
As well as being attractive to cats (which may or may not be a positive point), Nepeta is a favourite of bees and butterflies.
This specimen plant works very well with Nepeta, Lavendula and the purple leaved forms of Heuchera and Salvia.