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  • noun botany Any plant of the genus Nepeta of flowering plants, including catnip and ground ivy.


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From Nepeta ("genus name").


  • Its strength is not in creating a spectacle but in adding an extra layer of interest to existing planting, peeking through rounded shrubs and sub-shrubs such as nepeta and rosemary.

    Gardens: Alliums

  • Perhaps there is another blue flowering plant, nepeta? that would give the same effect.

    May Bloom Day-This And That « Fairegarden

  • Our nepeta is blooming too, funny how fast the flowering catches up from north to south.

    Bee Speed « Fairegarden

  • I really like the blue fescue with the penstemons, nepeta, and dianthus.

    Leaves Of Grass(es)* « Fairegarden

  • The nepeta started blooming yesterday, but the alliums and irises are slower to bloom compared to the planting inside the cottage garden.

    Simply (Purple) Sensational « Fairegarden

  • In front of Karl grows an assortment of penstemons, nepeta, dianthus and another smaller grass, blue fescue, Festuca glauca.

    Leaves Of Grass(es)* « Fairegarden

  • Penstemons are one of my favorites, nepeta will be new for me this year.

    Leaves Of Grass(es)* « Fairegarden

  • We have nepeta that self sows about the garden and it is usually chewed to the nub, which is fine by me.

    Cat Adaptation « Fairegarden

  • They were swarming over my nepeta yesterday–they seem to like purple.

    Bee Speed « Fairegarden

  • More swaying plants, this time penstemon ‘Rondo’, with the blue and white flowers, blue fescue in flower, some sweet williams scattered about, nepeta mussinii, daylily foliage, and the whole scene backed by a wall of feather reed grass, calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’.

    Movement « Fairegarden


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