Soft lavender blue flowers. Nepeta Dropmore Hybrid is more upright with fragrant gray-green, scalloped and crinkled foliage. Tough drought and heat tolerant perennial for the sun-drenched garden. Superb planted in masses. Also works well in tubs and containers. Cut back after flowering for rebloom.
Nepeta are smothered with blossoms in summer. Likes sun and dry conditions. One of the best plants to edge or underplant a rose bed. Cut back to the ground at the end of winter. Cats enjoy it as much as catnip.
Prefers dryish, not especially fertile soil. May benefit from gravel mulch. Cut back by 2/3 in July to promote reblooming in August to end of summer. Leave foliage on in winter and clean up in spring to help protect roots. Can be divided every 3 - 4 years in spring. Plant self sows readily.