Catmint is soft yet tough and versatile. An excellent border plant, it likes to spread, so be sure and give it plenty of room. It has a very long blooming period with fragrant foliage and adds a sense of softness to the garden. The more shade it gets, the less it blooms, but it will still provide attractive foliage. Bees love catmint, and it always seems to be buzzing with activity. When the plant becomes too leggy, give it a simple haircut and it will come back reinvigorated and ready to bloom again. It works well in rock and cottage gardens, garden borders, or herb or naturalized gardens.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low to medium|
|Sun exposure||Full to part sun|
|Bloom color||Lavender blue|
|Bloom time||On and off from spring to fall|
|Mature height||1-2 ft|
|Mature spread||2-3 ft|