I love Nepeta aka catmint! It’s also a favorite of honey bees and other pollinators. It’s deer resistant too!
Below one of my ever-present fluffy Bumbles enjoys a tasty snack…
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. 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 buzzing friends will thank you!
- English Cottage Gardening – Planting Mt. Everest (romancingthebee.com)
- Easy, Pretty, Perennial (thesimplelandscape.com)
- Beautiful Beekeeping – Beautiful Beehives Of The Day – Simple But Elegant (romancingthebee.com)