Pink Panther

Quick Facts:

    • Compact dome shape
    • Pink flowers on 20cm (8") stems
    • First year flowering perennial
    • Attractive to beneficial insects

Pink Panther

Description:

Nepeta subsessilis. This sister of Nepeta 'Blue Panther' is perennial, but blooms so early that it can be grown as an annual as well. The toothed green foliage forms a compact dome shape and is topped by medium pink, tubular flowers on 20cm (8") stems. Nepeta Pink Panther is hardy to Zone 4, with scented flowers coming steadily from mid-summer to autumn. It is highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Use it in containers or as an edging to attract pollinating insects. Plant in full sun to partial shade and space plants around 25cm (10") apart.

Perennial.

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Quick Facts:

    • Compact dome shape
    • Pink flowers on 20cm (8") stems
    • First year flowering perennial
    • Attractive to beneficial insects

How To Grow

A relative of catnip in the mint family, catmint does not trigger the kitten-like behaviour in cats the same way catnip does. Although cats might graze on Nepeta leaves and flowers, it tends to not make them go crazy afterward.

Latin
Nepeta subsessilis
Family: Lamiaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: 3-9

Timing
Sow seeds indoors in February and March, and transplant or direct sow in April and May. Can also be direct sown where it is to grow in September. Bottom heat will speed germination. Ideal temperature for germination: 21-27°C (70-80°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-20 days.

Starting
Sow on the soil surface or barely covered with perlite. Thin plants or transplant to 30cm (12″) apart.

Growing
This plant does very well in containers, raised beds, or borders in full sun to partial shade. After the main bloom, plants should be cut back hard to encourage a second bloom and tidy shape.

Harvest
To save the summer catmint bounty, harvest when fully grown, and keep the plant picked regularly.

Seed Info
Usual seed life: 5 years.

Companion Planting
Attracts pollinators, but repels aphids, flea beetles, Japanese beetles, ants, weevils, and squash bugs.

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