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Nepeta Neptune

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$18.95 ea. (3+ discount) $18.50 ea.

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Plant Code: NENE

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An ideal perennial for beginners long lived, drought tolerant once established, deer and rabbit resistant too! Jump in and get your feet wet with a plant named for the mythological god of the sea and freshwater. A sea of deep purple-blue spikes bloom in waves summer through frost atop rippled, veined green foliage. Trim back spent flowers to enjoy a seemingly, never-ending surge of color.

The compact stature of Nepeta Neptune is a stunning addition to the front of border or a well-behaved edger along narrow walkways. Enjoy summer-long color on your deck or patio - lovely when planted in your favorite container. Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will thank you for planting one of their favorites.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-12"
Spacing: Plant 8-10" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Purple
Accent: Blue
Patent: PP29,556 "Bokratune'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Nepeta General Information

Nepeta are smothered with blossoms in summer. Likes sun and tolerates dry conditions once established. One of the best plants to edge or underplant a rose bed. Cats enjoy it as much as catnip. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Nepeta Plant Care

Prefers dryish, not especially fertile soil. Long blooming, but spent flowers can be sheared off to promote rebloom and/or improve appearance. Cut back by 2/3 in July to promote reblooming in August to end of summer. Cut back in early spring to 4-6". Can be divided every 3 - 4 years in spring.