Cat mint

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    Cat mint @ Kiba Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Cat mint
Formal Name
Nepeta × faassenii
Alias
Cat mint
Habitat
, (Caucasus and Iranian)
Morph
semi-evergreen perennial

Comment

What is Cat mint

Cat mint (scientific name:Nepeta × faassenii) is a semi-evergreen perennial of Lamiaceae family in the Iranian and Caucasus origin. It is a natural hybrid of Nepeta racemosa and N. nepetella. It is sometimes called scientific name, Nepeta faassenii. From spring to autumn, extend inflorescence from the flower stem and add a lot of blue purple florets.

Generic name: Cat mint, scientific name:Nepeta × faassenii, aka: Round leaf Mint, Round leaved mint, Hurley Mint, origin: Mediterranean-Europe, living type: perennials, plant height: 30-80 cm stem: 4 crest in fluff aerobic, phyllotaxis: cross vs. leaf color pale yellow-green leaf: narrow-ovate, oval, large oval, petiole: no stems to hold the Available foliage: wrinkled, leaf blade length: 2-5 cm, leaf width: 3 cm. leaf margin: serrated, leaves behind: scented gland points, to aromatic compounds:Piperitenone oxide, inflorescence: spikes in whorls floret, inflorescence length: 3-9 cm, flowers: lip form flowers, flower, white, light pink color, flowering June to August, long:0.2cm flower, stamens number: 4, ovary: top, breeding: rhizomes.

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Nepeta
Species
N. × faassenii
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Pink, Violet, White
Season
AprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Height
30 ~ 60 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1.5

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