Nepeta ‘Catmint’ 3″ Pot

$5.99

Catmint, is an aromatic herb that is commonly grown in the garden. It has lavender-blue flowers and greyish-green foliage. This is an easily grown plant and has an interesting history. For example, the herb is thought to have been first cultivated in the Roman town of Nepeti, where it was used as herbal tea and insect repellent. This is also believed to be the origin of its genus name, Nepeta. Catmint herb is easy to grow. These plants are good for mass planting or edging and are suitable near vegetables as an insect repellent, especially for aphids and Japanese beetles. Catmint can be grown in sun or partial shade with average, well-draining soil. They are heat and drought tolerant, making them excellent plants for dry areas. Basic care of catmint is easy. Water catmint plants regularly until they become well established. Mulch will help retain moisture and keep down weeds. Once plants are a few inches tall, pinch them back to promote bushier growth. Catmint blooms throughout summer and fall. Dead heading promotes additional flowering. It can also help to prevent reseeding. Catmint can be used fresh, dried, or frozen for both culinary and herbal use. Harvest leaves as flowers begin to bloom, cutting top leaves, stems, and flowers if desired. Spread out to dry in a cool, ventilated area and store the dried herb in an airtight container to preserve it. The leaves and shoots can be added to soups and sauces. Tea made from the leaves and flowers can be used for calming nerves and relieving coughs, congestion, and menstrual cramps.

3″ pot size.

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