All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint)

£4.75

Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Colour: Blue

Catmints add a lovely, soft, floppy, gentle touch to cottage gardens. Nepeta gigantea 'Six Hills Giant' has grey-green foliage, which is covered all summer in masses of short spikes of lavender-like flowers which attract lots of bees. Once established, the plant is fairly drought-tolerant. The foliage is very aromatic and, when crushed or bruised, releases a strong lemony scent, hence the popularity of the plant for edging paths. It’s used as a caterpillar food-plant for the pretty mint moth, Pyrausta aurata.

After the first burst of flowers, shear over the growth to get a second crop of leaves and flowers.

Likes a well-drained soil in full sun. Fully hardy unlike some catmints.

Height: 75cm 

Common name(s): Catmint

Synonyms:

Nepeta × faassenii 'Six Hills Giant' 
Nepeta × gigantea 'Six Hills Giant' 

Information

  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.