Nepeta gigantea Six Hills Giant
Catmints add a lovely, soft, floppy, gentle touch to cottage gardens. Nepeta gigantea‘Six Hills Giant’ has grey-green foliage, which is covered all summer in masses of short spikes of lavender-like flowers which attract lots of bees. Once established, the plant is fairly drought-tolerant. The foliage is very aromatic and, when crushed or bruised, releases a strong lemony scent. Growing in full sun on light, well drained soils, nepeta is an excellent alternative to lavender for edging paths. Height and width up to 90cm, once established.