Nepeta kubanica (Catmint) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because there’s not much detail out there about germination and they may require some experimentation. I started mine by surface-sowing in cool conditions (40° to 50°F) for about a month, then moving them to a warm, bright spot, where they germinated after about 2 weeks. I don’t know that the cool period is required, though, as I have seen a recommendation to start the seeds in warm conditions. You could try warm first and then use a chilling period if seedlings don’t appear in 2 or 3 weeks.

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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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