Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionCat's Meow Catmint (Nepeta faassenii) is tidy, well-behaved, and long-blooming, making it purrrfect for every garden. Dazzling blue flowers bloom in the summer and are a magnet for pollinators. From the blue flowers to silvery-green foliage, this perennial adds refreshing color to hot summer days. Plus, the leaves have a cool minty aroma when crushed!
You'll be amazed at how easy it is to grow something this beautiful. Catmint is tolerant of heat and drought, resistant to deer and rabbits, and handles rocky and sandy soils. It's an excellent choice for gardeners of any level, especially beginners. Try planting it in perennial beds or containers for a burst of color and fragrance.DetailsBotanical name:Nepeta faassenii 'Cat's Meow' Patent #: USPP 24472 Common name: Catmint Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 17-20" X 24-36" Flower color: Blue Foliage color: Grey-green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Suitable for slopes, rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, erosion control, ground cover, massing, rock garden, slopesHow To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Thrives in dry soils and is very drought tolerant. Light: Sun (>6 hours sun). Full sun is best in the North. It is somewhat intolerant of the deep South's heat and humidity and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates. Water: Dry to medium Spacing: 36" Fertilizing: In average soil, needs almost no fertilizer. Too much fertilizer will only make it grow lots of flimsy foliage. Some compost in poor soil in fall or spring or a very light scattering of slow-release fertilizer in early spring will provide sufficient nutrients to keep the plant happy. Winterizing: Leave spent foliage in place over winter to help protect the crown. Wait until early spring to cut it back. Maintenance & pruning: Shear flower spikes after initial flowering to promote continued bloom. Can shear plant foliage for a fresh flush in late summer.
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I’m in Zone 8B. I can’t get my catmint to survive.
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'Cat's Meow' Catmint
precious plump and cheerful!
Catmint is one of our favorite pollinator plants. Swallowatail butterflies love it as well as many other pollinators. The Cat’s meow lokks adorable along our robust entry path. We plant densely. visible soil is not part of our lush dreamscape here. We couldnt be more pleased with this variety. I highly recommend it .
Each of my 13 plants arrived in perfect condition. They were undamaged and still moist.
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