Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Nepeta racemosa 'Dropmore'
Common name   catmint
Hardiness Zone   3 to 8
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Medium moisture
Flower color   Lavender blue
Bloom Time   April - September
Height   18"

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Thrives in dry soils and is very drought tolerant. Somewhat intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South, however, and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates. Shear flower spikes after initial flowering to promote continued bloom.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
Soft lavender blue flowers. More upright with gray-green, scalloped and crinkled foliage. Tough drought and heat tolerant perennial for the sun-drenched garden. Superb planted in masses. Cut back after flowering for rebloom. The leaves of this hybrid catmint are also attractive, albeit less enticing, to cats.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Rock gardens, border fronts, herb gardens or naturalized plantings. Also a good edging plant or small-scale ground cover.