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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At Chirk the larger nepeta Six Hills Giant variety of catmint lines the edges of the rose garden.
The project encourages all householders to plant a pot with nectar sources such as Shasta daisy, oregano and catmint.
QI bought a plant of catmint and would like more as my cats like to lie on it.
Sow a pot of cat grass or catmint as a treat for you and your pet.
Catmint makes a terrific edging plant for the border instead of lavender, its grey-green leaves and lavender flowerhead borne on upright spikes.
He said the most environmentally-friendly shrubs were border plants such as Alyssum, Sage (Salvia Officinalis), Ice Plant (Sedum Spectabile), Catmint (Nepeta Mussinii), Thyme (Thymus), Wallflower (Cheiranthus), Aubretia and Lamb's Ear (Stachys Byzantina).
I planted them in a circular bed around an apple tree among catmint and lavender; the grey foliage really sets off the dusty pink flowers, which took off when everything else died down.
For example, it's fine to have a rose garden, but plant a flowering herb or ground cover such as catmint or creeping thyme underneath your roses to lure bugs that prey on rose pests such as aphids.
Yet catmint (nepeta) is quite an under-rated border perennial because of its huge attraction to cats, who love to roll around in its aromatic leaves.
Henry Candy has overcome stamina misgivings to run recent Beverley and Sandown winner Catmint, who bids to avenge her one-length Bath defeat by Michelle Ma Belle on terms 5lb worse.
TV presenter and garden guru Alan Titchmarsh offers tips on how to plant a pretty pot that will be a magnet for butterflies In his Hampshire garden, green-fingered guru Alan Titchmarsh has swathes of butterfly and bee-friendly plants - from buddleia and verbena to catmint, cosmos and coneflower.
In mixed borders, soften roses with airy specimens such as catmint or lavender or mix it up with lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis) and geraniums.