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Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat') 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.

 Catmint 'Kit Cat'(Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat') Herb in 1 litre Pot

Catmint 'Kit Cat' or Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat'is a hardy perennial which has square stems and pointed leaves. The leaves have a minty aroma, hence the name, and small purple flowers are produced in spikes which grow to 3 inches long. Unlike other Catmints this variety is much lower growing making it great as an edging plant or towards the middle of the border. It will flowers from Spring to September if you cut back once maybe even twice in a season it will flower again reaching a spread of 30 cm and a height of up to 30 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. Cut back hard in autumn for vigorous new growth in spring. Divide large clumps in spring or autumn.

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 Catmint 'Kit Cat' Online

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

Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 40cm
Spread 40cm
Latin Name Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat'
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