Both bees and cats simply adore catmint aka Nepeta.
It is a beautiful plant to use in a border. Gertrude Jekyll wrote “it is a plant that can hardly be overpraised.”
I find catmint easier to grow than lavender and sage. If you cut it back after first bloom, it will bloom again just as vigorously.
My favorite cultivar is Walker’s Low, which was the 2007 Perennial of the Year.
The name, Walker’s Low, does not refer to the size of the plant, but to a garden in England.
Plant some catmint this summer. Your bees will thank you! And also the neighborhood cats…
P.S. One of my followers suggested I point out that catmint is deer-resistant!