Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’
PINK CAT CATMINT
Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ has large dense flower spikes of the most fetching hot pink.
So this one flower that always has it’s lipstick on.
Vivid large blooms on a dwarf Catmint
Even though the flowers spikes are large and vivid, Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ is actually a dwarf, compact Catmint.
Handy, hardy, long blooming groundcover
So it makes a very handy, hardy, long blooming groundcover.
Plus the attractive blue-green leaves of ‘Pink Cat’ make the perfect complement to it’s own hot pink blooms, as well as a soft foil for other surrounding flower colours.
Repellent to insect pests in the veggie patch
Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ is also useful the vegetable garden as well as the flower garden.
Because the aromatic, mint scented foliage is a repellent to aphids.
While bees, butterflies and other useful pollinators find the nectar rich flowers irresistible.
Companion plants for roses, veg & fruit
So Catmints in general have traditionally been valued as working companion plants in veggie patches, orchards and rose gardens.
The lovely colouring of Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ makes it especially appealing as a companion underplanting for pink, red, lavender or white roses.
And it’s compact, low growth habit also makes it perfect for edging a vegetable or flower bed.
Resistant to deer and rabbits
It is with pleasure I can report that rabbits and deer dislike the flavour of the aromatic oils in the foliage. So they tend to leave Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ at the bottom of their menu selection.
Water-wise, frost & drought resistant
Plant Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ in Full Sun to Part Shade.
Where you will find it water-wise, as well as frost and heat hardy.
‘Pink Cat’ is also drought resistant once established.
And can sail through frosts to at least 1-20C.
It gives great value to seaside gardeners; those with exposed, windy conditions; and gardeners with limited water supply.
Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ makes a dwarf, compact groundcover perennial.
25cm High with hot pink flower spikes x 45cm Wide groundcover of soft blue-green foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Sow indoors in punnets at any time / or scatter in garden in spring.
INDOORS: First sow the seed on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then pat the seed gently to the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
Then barely cover the seed only very lightly with sieved mix / sand / grit.
Do not cover the seed to a depth more than the diameter of the seed.
because light helps germination.
Now moisten the punnet thoroughly by standing it in a shallow water bath.
And allow the moisture to percolate to the surface of the mix from below.
Then place the moist, sown punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sun).
Continue to keep moist.
Temperatures of 15-20°C optimum for rapid germination.
Seeds germinate in 7-14 days approx.
SEED COUNT: 20 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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