Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'André Chaudron' - SIBERIAN CATMINT 'SOUVENIR d'ANDRE CHAUDRON'

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Compact cultivar of Siberian catmint, reaching up to 1.5' tall and wide. Scented leaves, small violet-blue flowers in May to July, very hardy - zones 3-7/8. It doesn't like heat and humidity of the deep south, some in hotter area will appreciate some afternoon shade.

Full sun, half shade, average soil, medium-moist to dry, always drained (avoid wet and waterlogged heavy soils).

Easy to grow perennial, very showy, but can be aggressive in rich moist soils. Attracts honey bees, some native bees and butterflies.

Drought and deer resistant plant.

Looks good with perennials with rough structure and bigger flowers it usually meet late flowering cultivars of Peonia, yellow flowers of Phlomis russeliana (and Phlomis tuberosa), early yellow or yellow-orange or red cultivars of Hemerocallis, hardy Geraniums, looks good with pink roses and taller grasses, yucca or upright structure of taller cultivars of bearded Irises.

Flower bed, cottage gardens, public spaces, low maintenance gardens, deer resistant plantings. Can be used as good cut flower.

Picture copyright : Andrey Zharkikh, Flickr

Pot Size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot