Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint)

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Well-Drained
Colour:
Blue

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

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' 

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.