Wednesday, April 21, 2010

N is for Nepata

ABC Wednesday

taken April 30, 2008

Taken June 8, 2008
taken June 11, 2009

taken July 7, 2008

taken September 8, 2008

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Cameron said...

Nepeta is one of my "go to" plants when I need a perennial that works well with just about everything else in full sun.

Kate said...

Hi, Shady!
Saw the title 'Nepeta' on my blog roll and had to race over to bond with another Catmint lover. I have far too many of these in my gardens but I can't help it. Love that pretty blue... :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm another Nepeta lover. Love the smell, love how easy it is to grow and how long it blooms. It really looks pretty with the orange flowers in your fourth picture. Our neighbor's cats roll all over it.

Shady Gardener said...

Cameron, I recommend it to anyone that has sun at all! ;-)

Hi Kate! Thanks for racing over. I understand completely! ha.

Catherine, Isn't it great? What's with that cat?? You'll have to plant some catnip! :-)

Jim Groble said...

the pics look great. I am really happy that the ligularia is growing. very cool. jim

Roger Owen Green said...

Don't know these flowers, but they are lovely.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you for participating.

Gail said...

I am so glad this plant decided it liked my slow draining soil~It sure adds a nice bit of blue to the Susans bed...How is your spring progressing gail

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Roger.

Hi Gail! Nepata seems to be a very Versatile plant! I like it too. The most constant blue in my garden is Russian Sage. Do you have it??

My spring is wonderful, Gail. It seems so lush so early. It does make one a little nervous, but I'm just trusting that all is well. :-)

joey said...

Have never grown nepata, Shady, but now tempted. Yours is very NICE :)

Shady Gardener said...

Joey, It is the most hardy plant. I believe it could be planted in almost any location and soil type! There are several varieties. This is "Walker's Low." :-)