Nepeta tuberosa - short form, 9cm pot
One of the stand-out plants in my summer garden, this has always drawn lots of comment as it does not resemble a ‘normal’ catmint. Soft, furry grey leaves with serrated edges. In midsummer produces many upright spikes of tightly packed mauve flowers with dark purple bracts. A perennial from the Mediterranean, this Nepeta produces a tuber similar to a Dahlia in order to survive drought. Dormant in winter, and also in times of prolonged drought. Full sun. 40-70cm high x 50cm wide. 9cm pot.