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Nepeta x faassenii 'Alba' (White Catmint) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
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White Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Alba') Herb in 9 cm Pot

White Catmint or Nepeta x faassenii 'Alba' is a hardy perennial which has square stems and pointed leaves. The leaves have a minty aroma, hence the name, and small white flowers are produced in spikes which grow to 3 inches long. It flowers from spring to September to a spread of 50 cm and a height of up to 25 cm. Catmint prefers well drained soil, preferably in a sunny position, and dislikes wet winters. Catmint is scented and attractive to bees, and will be an attractive addition to the herb garden.

Herb Usage

Catmint is most recognised for its effect on cats, and it has been documented the scent of bruised leaves of Catmint can cause cats to roll in it, paw it, lick it and/or heavily salivate. Some have even been known to exhibit aggressive behaviour in its presence. As a herb, the leaves of Catmint were used for medicinal purposes, but now it is seen as a decorative plant, used in pot pourri.

Buy White Catmint Online

Our potted White Catmint herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Other Details

Full sun
Soil Type:
Free draining soil
Flower Colour:
Latin Name:
Nepeta x faassenii 'Alba'
RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Meat & Poultry
Teas and Tissanes
Special Features:
Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden:

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  1. Alba? 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2016

    Plants arrived in good condition and have established well.

    Not sure if they are white. The buds at the moment are lavender coloured. Do they turn white as they open? If not I will be in contact with you.
    Hooksgreen reply: I am checking stock and will replace with White Catmint.

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