Here is the same view in May, the following
year. The darker purple flower is Midnight Blue Statice. All catmints benefit from trimming
around the middle of July. If they have not started to rebloom, they can
be cut back to about two inches above the ground. If you are running
late and they are blooming again, then just look for the old woody
stalks and cut them all the way back to the main part of the plant. If
you miss this pruning that is fine, just cut them back at the end of the
season so the next spring they will be nice and clean.
Catmint is one of the six plants chosen to be in
our English Cottage Herb
Garden Six Pack
5-11 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack. It also makes a fun addition to
Edible Flower Garden Six Pack.
This plant is sometimes available in plug
trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a
great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by
an inch. Check here to see if
Catmint Plug Trays are available.