Hairy Pot Nepeta mussinii (Catmint)

Nepeta mussinii (Catmint)



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Catmint is an aromatic herb that produces slender spikes of lavender-blue flowers and aromatic green leaves, amidst its grey-green coloured foliage. This brilliant colour makes for a lovely edging plant for paths and borders.


The herb is thought to have been first cultivated in the Roman town of Nepeti (otherwise known as Nepeta) where it was used as a herbal tea and insect repellent. Today it has some excellent culinary uses, especially when used in seasonal salads.

  • Deciduous perennial
  • Fully hardy
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Low maintenance
  • Relatively disease and pest free
  • Any moist, well-drained soil
  • South or West facing
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Exposed or sheltered
  • Grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir and natural latex. Pop the discarded coir pot in the green bin, leave out for birds to use for nesting, use as mulch or add to compost heap.
  • Cut back after flowering has finished to keep the plant compact.