Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' - LARGE-FLOWERED CATMINT 'SUMMER MAGIC'

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All summer blooming catmint. Flowers nicely above the foliage and never flops.

This sturdy, compact cultivar with fragrant blue-purple blooms and green, aromatic foliage was introduced and patented in 2016 by Plants Nouveau via their partnership with Plants For Europe in the UK. 'Summer Magic' doesn't flop, even during summer storms, has a branching habit, remains fresh-looking all season, and is a hummingbird favorite. It's recommended to trim the plants back after flowering to maintain their shape. 

This perennial makes an excellent cut flower and is great for containers. It's also perfect for borders and mass plantings, as well as hummingbird, pollinator, cottage, informal, and gravel gardens, coastal areas, banks, and slopes. It was listed on the RHS Chelsea Flower show’s Short List in 2013. 

Drought tolerant once established.

Blooming Time: May - September
Size: up to 1.5' tall and wide
USDA Zones: 4 to 9
Culture: full sun; average, well-drained soils, chalk, loam, sandy soils
Moisture Needs: dry to average
Origin: Nepeta grandiflora has been introduced in WY, NY, and Quebec (USDA distribution map); 'Summer Magic' is patented under US PP27,090
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: yes / yes
Attracts Hummingbirds: yes
Pot Size: square 3.5" x 4" deep
Plant Combinations: Can be combined with many common perennials with similar needs = full sun and average to drier soils. Great size suggests using this plant in the front of the bed, along the path or patios. Traditionally good contrasting combos include yellow and orange - Achillea, Asclepias tuberosa, most of Coreopsis, Echinacea (yellow, orange and reddish-orange cultivars), Euphorbia, Gaillardia, Oenothera, shorter Rudbeckia (R. hirta, 'Little Susie' , R. missouriensis, 'American Gold Rush'), Sedum rupestre 'Angelina', shorter Solidago (Solidago juncea, S. nemoralis, 'Crown of Rays', 'Little Lemons', S. sphaecelata 'Golden Fleece') or Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory' . Otherwise it goes well and looks well with anything with slightly more rough structure (bigger leaves, flowers, grassy leaves, etc) and with many shorter or medium-sized grases.

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