Lesser Catmint

Nepeta neptella

A wonderful edging plant with its minty fragranced leaves and profuse delicate lavender flowers that are some of the best attractants for honeybees ever. It has been used traditionally as a culinary herb in Tuscany, particularly in dishes featuring mushrooms and artichokes. Also makes a soothing herbal tea.

Water: Prefers moist soils but can tolerate dryness

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Mounding herbaceous perennial to 3' tall

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Average to rich garden soil

Origin: France, Spain, Italy, Morocco, and Algeria

Lesser Catmint