Nepeta

Nepeta is a Lamiaceae flowering plant genus that includes approximately 250 species native to Southern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, as well as naturalised species in North America and New Zealand.

These plants bear white or purple flowers; some species have bluish flowers. All nepeta species are small shrubs or herbaceous perennials, maturing at 10–24 inches tall. They also grow to about 12–24 inches in width. Some more compact varieties can grow to over 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

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Derived from the Latin genus name, Nepeta was an ancient Etruscan city. Nepeta species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).

With so many benefits that you can have, it makes for an ideal addition to your garden. It can help attract beneficial pollinators like honey bees and hummingbirds, while it can also deter other pests like aphids and squash bugs.

At Organic Gardener, we stock a vast range of Nepeta plants for your garden. Our range includes some varieties with long flowering stems.

We offer Nepeta plants such as the Nepeta faassenii “Walker’s Low” and the Nepata subsessilis “Candy Cat”. So, whatever size your garden is, we have Nepeta plants to fit your needs.

With so many varieties of these beautiful plants to choose from and so many uses for them, they are perfect for gardeners everywhere.