Catmint Seeds - Pink
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Nepeta Nervosa
Catmint (Nepeta Nervosa Pink Cat) - Your cats will love you if you start Catmint seeds in your garden! They will nip at the leaves, roll in the plant and maybe even take a nap in it! Nepeta Nervosa Catmint is an early blooming and mounding variety that forms beautiful large, pink spikes that are fragrant and will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. The plants make a beautiful display in any xeriscape flower garden, and work well in containers on your patio as well. It is compact, heat and drought tolerant and a member of the mint family with aromatic leaves, and it also is a perennial that will bloom the first year if the flower seeds are sown early in the growing season. Catmint flower seeds produce a great general ground cover, accent plant, pathway edger, or rock garden specimen.
Establishing this ground cover from flower seed is not a challenge due to the fact that Catmint plants are not particular about soil, tolerating a wide range of texture and pH. It does, however, need good drainage and without it will develop crown rot. Shearing the plant after the first bloom will encourage a second and possibly third bloom. After the danger of frost has passed, in a prepared seedbed that is in full sun to partial shade, sow the Nepeta seeds directly outdoors. Press the flower seeds into the soil but do not cover them, and keep them moist until germination. Thin the seedlings to 12 inches apart and pinch off the growing tips to promote a bushy growth habit.