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


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.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

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.

Nepeta x faassenii 'Alba' (White Catmint) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Nepeta x faassenii 'Alba'
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    white cat mint

    Posted by Allison on 8th Aug 2023

    Received very healthy, bushy little plant which gave a lovely aroma. Roots strong and not pot bound. It's now growing (fairly rapidly!) out of the way of the local feline talent.

  • 2

    Posted by malcolm capps 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.