Facts about Catmint Plant, Catmints are related to catnips and they grow easily in shades of pink, white, purple-blue and also gray-green flowers. The Catmint Plant are very attractive and they remain so all through their growing season. The most popular Catmint Plant is Nepeta x faasenii.
The most popular Catmint Flower blooms in summer and these happen to be the ones with purple-blue flowers. The Catmint Plants vary in height beginning with one foot all the way to three to four feet (.91 to 1.21 ). They are therefore ideal for gardens of different types. Due to their range of heights the Catmint Plant can make a good flower border, rock garden as well as edges.
It is not uncommon to see pale pink, white or yellow catmint flowers. These rare colored flowers are very good for attracting bees and butterflies.
Catmint Plants thrive in full sun and they require soils that are well drained. Once established the Catmint Plant tolerates drought quite well.
If you choose to grow the Catmint Plants in containers it is wise to set them out all through the growing season. Smaller cultivars should be spaced 18 to 24 inches (45.7 to 61 cm)apart while taller ones require roughly 30 inches (76.2 cm). In terms of preparing the soil loosen it using a tiller or a garden fork. Loosen the soil to about 12 to 15 inches (30.5 to 38 cm) in depth. You will also require 2 to 4 inch (5 to 10 cm) layer compost manure.
The hole should be two times the diameter of the container holding the Catmint Plant. Once the whole is ready, plant the catmint and be generous with the water.
To keep your Catmint flowers plant neat and encourage further flushing of flowers; you should shear them back by at least one third as soon as they have had their first flush of bloom and this should be done during late summer. At least every three to four times during early fall or spring divide the Catmint Plants to keep them vigorous. The newly set out flowers need to be properly watered until they get established. You are also expected to supply the Catmint Plant with a layer of compost manure at least once during spring or fall.