Cotswold Garden Flowers

Sands Lane, Badsey, Evesham, Worcestershire

NEPETA (Lamiaceae).


NEPETA CLARKEI

Deep violet-blue flowers over a long period Jun-Oct, 45cm. (Just acquired).

NEPETA GOVANIANA

Sparsely held pale yellow flowers over a long season Jun-Oct, 90cm. Easy except in unimproved clay. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=4.5

NEPETA GRANDIFLORA 'BRAMDEAN'

Deep lavender flowers in tightish heads from dark stems Jun-Aug, upright 40cm. Not as good as N. grandiflora 'Wild Cat'. (Plant thriving).

NEPETA GRANDIFLORA 'DAWN TO DUSK'

Vigorous. Soft pale bluey-purple spikes Jun-Aug, 60cm. (Died - unable to cope with my clay). Bobs Score=4.0

NEPETA LATIFOLIA

Dark stems and deep lavender flowers Jun-Sep, 50cm. Easy but not clay. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=3.0

NEPETA LONGIPES

Lilac flowers in long dense spikes Jun-Sep, 70cm. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=6.0

NEPETA NERVOSA

Stumpy rich blue flowers Jun-Aug, 25cm. Distinctive rounded plants. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=6.0

NEPETA NERVOSA 'FORNCETT SELECT'

Doesn't like clay. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=7.0

NEPETA NUDA

Delicate vertical flower spikes in grey-lilac Jun-Aug, grey-green leaves, 75cm. Easy in open sites in open soils. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=6.0

NEPETA NUDA 'ANNE'S CHOICE'

Delicate grey-mauve flowers Jul-Sep, 65cm. Easy. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=5.5

NEPETA PARNASSICA

Very large plant to 2m. Thick strong stems of purple-blue flowers Jul-Oct. Doesn't like clay but a superlative plant in my 'other' garden. (Waiting to be planted).

NEPETA PRATTII

Heads of violet-blue flowers from dark black-violet calyces Jun-Aug, 30cm. Nice. (Just Planted).

NEPETA 'PURPLE CAT'

Upright spikes of purple flowers Jun-Aug 125cm over lower basal foliage 40cm. New hybrid. (Just Planted).

NEPETA RACEMOSA 'GROG'

Lemon-scented foliage keeps away mosquitos and cats. Good purple-blue flowers Jun-Oct, 40cm. (Plant thriving).

NEPETA RACEMOSA 'SNOWFLAKE'

White flowered catmint, May-Oct, 35cm. Not waterlogged site, not clay, not very vigorous. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=3.5

NEPETA RACEMOSA 'SUPERBA'

Masses of dark blue flowers backed by dark violet-blue flushed calyces Apr-Aug, grey-green foliage 25 x 40 cm. Not the worst unimproved clay. (Plant thriving).

NEPETA RACEMOSA 'WALKER'S LOW'

Dense grey growth with lavender flowers Jun-Sep, 55cm. Easy and nice. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=7.5

NEPETA SIBIRICA

Good vertical blue flower spires Jun-Sep and intermittently till frost, 75cm. Easy. (Syn.N.macrantha.) (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=8.0

NEPETA SIBIRICA 'BLUE BEAUTY'

Bushy plant with blue flowers Jun-Sep, 40cm. Easy but not unimproved clay soil. Syn.N.sibirica 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron'. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=7.0

NEPETA 'SIX HILLS GIANT'

Large and long-blooming catmint May-Oct, Lavender blue flowers, grey foliage, 65cm. Easy but hot dry places preferred. My opinion is that this common variety beats the rest hands down. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=7.0

NEPETA 'SNOW CAT'

Lots of sterile white flowers over dark green foliage Jun-Aug, 55cm. (Just Planted).

NEPETA SP. CC 3766

The loveliest and bluest nepeta I have seen. Pale lavender flowers with brighter blue lips Jun-Oct, 45cm. Collected 3900m, Kailash, Himalayas. (All sold).

NEPETA SP. CC 4610

Dense 5cm long spikes of lilac-blue flowers Jun-Aug, 45cm. 3600m.alt.NW Himalayas. (Destroyed - not good enough).

NEPETA SP. RCB AM-3

Bright violet-purple flowers Jun-Oct, 45cm. Easy. Collected from the south side of Lake Sevan, Armenia. (Just Planted).

NEPETA SP. RCB TQ-H-6

Long heads of white nepeta flowers in whorls Jul-Sep, Grey-green foliage 55cm. Seed collected between Yusufeli and Artvin near Demirkent, N.E.Turkey, hot dry summers, very cold dryish winters. Better than any white form I've grown to-date. (Waiting to be planted). Bobs Score=7.5

NEPETA SP/VAR.

Full heads of pale pink flowers Jun-Oct, 40cm. (Plant thriving).

NEPETA STEWARTIANA ACE 1611

White throated purple flowers Jun-Sep, 50cm. (Plant thriving).

NEPETA SUBSESSILIS blue

Large blue flowers in clusters Jun-Aug, bushy plant 75cm. The individual flowers are large enough that it is often mistaken for a penstemon. N.Japan. (Died - unknown reasons). Bobs Score=6.0

NEPETA SUBSESSILIS pink

Clusters of warm pink trumpets on a bushy plant Jun-Sep, 70cm. Sun or half shade, not wet soils. N.Japan. (Died - unknown reasons). Bobs Score=6.5

NEPETA SUBSESSILIS subsp.SENSIBILIS

Very good clusters of big blue flowers Jun-Aug, 75cm. Bushy upright plant. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=7.0

NEPETA TUBEROSA

Spikes of deep purple flowers Jun-Aug, woolly greyish plant, upright habit 30cm. Smart. (Plant thriving). Bobs Score=8.0

NEPETA UCRANICA

Dense mounds of grey foliage, blue flowers with magenta calyces Jun-Sep, neat 35cm. Not as happy in clay as it would be elsewhere. (Died - unable to cope with my clay).

NEPETA YUNNANENSIS

Very tall plant 1-2m high and self-supporting, mauve-blue flowers Jun-Sep. (Just Planted).