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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Essential oil analysis of Nepeta teydea (Webb and Berth).
I dunk the watering can in borders (left) and nepeta, right (taking care to avoid the goldfish) and give all my newly planted trees and shrubs a good drink after the more stressful sunny days.
The flower spikes last for much of the summer and you will get best results if you grow nepetas on a well drained soil in a very sunny position.
Related to the catnip and beloved by many moggies, the nepetas mostly have showy, rich purple flower spikes and perform best in plenty of sun and a reasonably well-drained soil.