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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
garden catmint mirrinminttu
Nepeta mussinii misapplied Nepeta pseudomussinii
Nepeta can be annuals or, more commonly, perennials, with paired, usually aromatic leaves, and terminal spikes or panicles of 2-lipped, tubular flowers
N. × faassenii is a perennial forming a clump of ascending stems bearing grey-green leaves and terminal whorls of light violet-blue flowers 12mm in length in summer and early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilClay, Loam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. May need support
Propagate by division in spring or autumn. Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Gravel Garden
Pruning Trim after flowering to keep plants compact and to encourage a second flowering
Pests May be attacked by leafhoppers
May be subject to powdery mildews
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