Nepeta kubanica is a little-known species of catmint with plump spikes of purple-blue flowers over rich green leaves in late spring through early summer on upright, bushy plants that reach 3 to 4 feet tall–a perfect height and timing to partner with garden roses. Some rebloom is possible if you clip off the spent flowers. The plants might flower the first year, but they will be bushier and more free-flowering in the second year and beyond. Full sun to light shade. Reportedly hardy in Zones 4 to 9, but to be honest, there’s very little information about this species in U.S. gardens, so I haven’t yet been able to verify that. It is definitely hardy in my Zone 6/7 garden.
Collected in 2020. At least 15 seeds.
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