NEPETA nervosa

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NEPETA nervosa

Kashmir Catmint
[Blue Moon, Blue Carpet]
Select Item No. NA028

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Kashmir
Special Features: A large planting of this very attractive, underused perennial could be spectacular in cooler summer climates. Dense spikes. Full sun in cool summer climates to semi-shade elsewhere. Aromatic scent.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: light blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: grey-green, prominently veined
Growth Habit: hanging, trailing, weeping / low-growing
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.40816 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2450
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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