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Care of the plant Nepeta x faassenii or Faassen's catnip.

Care of the plant Nepeta x faassenii or Faassen's catnip

The genus Nepeta, family Lamiaceae, includes about 250 species of herbaceous plants native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some species and hybrids are: Nepeta × faassenii, Nepeta tuberosa, Nepeta cataria, Nepeta grandiflora, Nepeta teydea, Nepeta curviflora, Nepeta nepetella.

Common names: Faassen's catnip, Catmint. It is a hybrid between the species Nepeta nepetella and Nepeta racemosa.

They are herbaceous perennial and aromatic plants with a prostrate habit that do not usually exceed 50 cm (19.68") in height. The narrow leaves are silvery gray in color and smell minty. The lilac flowers appear in spikes. They bloom in spring and summer.

They are used in rockeries, to cover dry and sunny slopes, in borders and borders and in pots for patios and terraces. They combine with Salvia, Artemisia, Lavender, Stachys, Calamagrostis. This species does not attract cats like the Nepeta cataria.

Nepeta x faassenii prefers full sun exposure but also grows in semi-shade. Frost resistant to -10 ºC (14 ºF).

The soil can be normal well-drained garden soil with coarse sand, but they will also grow in poor, sandy, stony soil. The transplant is done in early spring.

They resist drought well; water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry.

They do not need fertilizer.

Prune wilted inflorescences. In early spring they appreciate a light pruning to strengthen the plant.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to the accumulation of water in the roots.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring and by division. It is convenient to renew the copies every 3-4 years.

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Nepeta x faassenii
Nepeta x faassenii
Nepeta x faassenii