Flower Gardening

Published on August 4th, 2014 | by Backyards Made Better


Nepata Isn’t Perfect But It Is Beautiful

Nepata isn’t the perfect perennial planting by any means but in the right sized garden it can be a beautiful addition.

For those with ample sized gardens, growing Nepeta can be rewarding.

It is quite hardy, drought tolerant and maintenance free. It grows in zones 3 to 9 and if dead headed will bloom continuously from June until September or October.

While it is considered a full sun plant, it will tolerate afternoon shade.

Many gardeners enjoy planting it underneath rose bushes because its color and texture play well against all shades of roses. Other gardeners are happy to give it prominence as a specimen plant.

Sprinkled repeatedly throughout a large flower bed, Nepeta effectively adds soft clouds of blue to perennial compositions.

Just remember to plant companion perennials at least 3 feet away.

Learn more at Allen Becker Garden Guru.

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