NEPETA racemosa 'Select'

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NEPETA racemosa 'Select'

Catmint
Select Item No. NA026

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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: Hybrid origin
Special Features: Blue-purple blossoms and more upright habit. Lovely, grey-green foliage. Outstanding groundcover, less sprawling than other selections, attracts honeybees.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue
Natural Flowering Period: May - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: small, ovate, grey-green
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / erect / bushy
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.76923 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 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 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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