Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

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Buy Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' catmint : A hardy catmint with lavender flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


    A vigorous catmint with small, tubular, lavender-blue flowers held in clusters of upright stems from June to July and attractive, aromatic, light grey-green foliage. This tall perennial will form a dense mound that looks wonderful in the middle of a sunny border alongside other blue or silver-leaved plants. Fresh or dried, the leaves make a refreshing and therapeutic tea which is high in vitamin C and has traditionally been used to treat such conditions as nervousness, insomnia, hyperactivity, colds and fevers. The flowers are highly attractive to bees, and of course, the foliage to cats, who will go mad for it. To prevent them from completely flattening it, insert several twiggy sticks into the centre of the plant.

  • Garden care: Cut back after flowering has finished to keep the plant compact. Lift and divide large clumps in spring, replanting divided specimens with lots of well-rotted organic matter. If powdery mildew becomes a problem prune out the affected areas.

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Notes on Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

"The everlasting summer sea of tiny blue flowers adored by bees despite being sterile - it can be cut back totally in late July and do it all again by September"

I would buy again

5

Excellent variety tall and vigorous ,so had to move some plants .

Barbara

Rural,North West Cambridgeshire

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Best value ever!

5

Love this plant as I've a brand new garden and it's self seeded itself in the gravel and it looks great! Beautiful bunches of purple with bees all around, heaven!

Florence

Leicestershire

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Loved by bees

4

Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' lives up to its name as the plants can get very large just in one season. Suggest you do the 'Chelsea Chop' and cut the foliage right back in late June / early July after first flowering to keep a neat appearance for the rest of the season. That said, nepeta is an English garden classic, beloved of bees and butterflies and with a long flowering period. The silver grey foliage provides a soft contrast next to paving stones and the long flower spikes waft nicely in a summer breeze. Nepeta 'faassenii' is a better variety if you want something smaller and more clump shaped for underplanting, say, under roses.

Foxglove Fiona

West Sussex

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Excellent healthy plants

5

Purchased the 6 pack and as my garden is smallish I planted them in builders rubbble buckets (cheap from B&Q). First season they reached full size and were fantastic for attracting bees. Other than cut them back at end of season and soak them in miraclegro from time to time they remain fantastically healthy and no effort at all to maintain.

Dave

Aberdeen

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Yes

5

Good healthy plants grew well and covered the boarder well, well packed and in excellent condition when they arrived.

TelAl

Norfolk

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Very long flowering

5

Really flourished...ready for splitting

Nid

West Yorkshire

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Good all rounder

5

Cats loved them. For once, they did not manage to eat them all!

Jen

Barnsley, Yorkshire

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Great plants and excellent customer service.

5

Efficient, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable customer support, coupled with healthy, happy plants - what could be better!

Nicola

Aberdeenshire

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Garden catification

5

Bought for my cats to enjoy. Very hardy and still surviving my 3 Cats. Previous plants bought from other vendors didn't last long and found I was regularly purchasing replacements.

Catlady

Perthshire

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Magnificent and flowers continuously.

5

This is an excellent perennial which flowers in profusion all Summer and Autumn and the bees love it. I have alternated it with lavender and produced a much admired effect

justinski

Hertfordshire

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