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Faassen's catmint    

Nepeta x faassenii

  • 75 plantings
  • 3 for swap
  • 11 wanted
  • 4 stashed

Faassen's catmint is part of the Nepeta genus. Its scientific name is Nepeta x faassenii.

A hybrid species of garden origin grown as a ground cover. The seeds are generally sterile, but they may sometimes be viable. Numerous cultivars are available in the trade that are produced from seed or by asexual propagation such as stem cuttings or division of clumps.

This nepeta prefers cool moist soils.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Light pastel purple and   Pale pink and   Ghost white.

It is a flowering herb / flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Faassen's catmint is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.93 feet (that's 90.0 cm in metric) with a forb habit. This plant tends to bloom in early summer.

Faassen's catmint is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Faassen's catmint have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Faassen's catmint

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

This plant likes it on the dry side but not too dry. It can grow in partial sun, especially in places where the summers are really hot. It will also do well in containers.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 4 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Faassen's catmint tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Faassen's catmint is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips.

See our list of companion Plants for Faassen's catmint to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Faassen's catmint from seed

Ensure a distance of 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.23 inches (0.6 cm).

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Faassen's catmint about 42 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Faassen's catmint

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Faassen's catmint is a half hardy plant.

Seed Saving Faassen's catmint

This plant is a sterile hybrid. Can be propagated by cuttings.

How long does Faassen's catmint take to grow?

These estimates for how long Faassen's catmint takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Faassen's catmint to germinate?
9 days

Average 9 days | Min 7 days | Max 17 days (4)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Faassen's catmint?
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Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Maturity How long until Faassen's catmint is ready for harvest / bloom?
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Average 75 days | Min days | Max days (0)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Faassen's catmint?
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When should I plant Faassen's catmint?

Our when to plant Faassen's catmint estimates are relative to your last frost date.

Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!

When to sow The number of days to sow Faassen's catmint before or after your last frost date.
42 days before Last Frost Date

Other names for Faassen's catmint

Ornamental catmint, Catmint, nepeta

Latest Faassen's catmint Reviews

  • Wonderful low-maintenance plant. Divides easy to form new plants. Bees and butterflies love it. Blooms are long-lived, does well in part shade too!

    5 stars

    Bojickwoman about growing Catmint Walker's Low
  • blooms all summer and is always buzzing with bees.

    5 stars

    anelson about growing nepeta

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