Nepeta mussinii
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Nepeta mussinii

Persian catmint
mauve catmint

  family lamiaceae 
  genus nepeta 

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Genus  Nepeta Species  mussinii Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Persian catmint   mauve catmint Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11316 Data source  HtZn p145;Xeri p286
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Average Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Keep a watchful eye on this because it tends to be invasive. Nepeta mussinii can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Persian catmint (also known as mauve catmint) needs summer days with high heat. This plant grows well in average soils. It usually does best in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  Invasive
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant stems Fragrance parts  Stems Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Nepeta mussinii is a perennial. Flowers: Persian catmint (locally known in some parts as mauve catmint) has large clusters of tiny flowers. Typically the blossoms are either lavender or blue.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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