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Herbaceous Perennial

Nepeta nuda 'Snow Cat'

catmint 'Snow Cat'

A bushy, clump-forming deciduous herbaceous perennial with tall, ovate, aromatic, wrinkled mid to dark green foliage and upright spikes of white flowers, which are produced from summer through until the autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn White Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Clump forming
Genus

Nepeta can be annuals or, more commonly, perennials, with paired, usually aromatic leaves, and terminal spikes or panicles of 2-lipped, tubular flowers

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn, by softwood cuttings in early summer, or by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Trim after flowering to keep plants compact

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews in dry summers

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