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Nepeta faassenii Whispurr™ Pink

Scientific Name : Nepeta x faassenii
Common Name : Cat Mint
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Late Spring, Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Scented Foliage, Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 28 - 30" (71 - 76cm)
Height : 24 - 28" (61 - 71cm)
Width : 18 - 22" (46 - 56cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Large flower plumes on robust plants. Leaves have a minty fragrance. Very popular with pollinators.
Idea & Tips : Nepeta are excellent landscape plants with long blooming seasons from Spring through Summer. Plant in a sunny landscape location. Trim plants in mid-Summer for repeat flowering in Fall. Fertilize once per month during the growing season.
Grower InformationExcellent landscape plant with long blooming season from Spring through Summer.
  • Features large flower plumes on robust plants.
  • Foliage has a minty fragrance.
  • Very popular with pollinators. 
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Protection InformationPPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Low to moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinching:
      Yes, pinch 14-18 days after stick.
      Transplanting:
      35-42 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Nepeta root easily. Over-misting causes slow rooting and leaf spot diseases.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 75°F (18 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Long day facultative
      Watering:
      Moderate
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Typically not required
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      B-Nine/Cycocel sprays 2,500/1,000 ppm
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Spider mites, Thrips
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      9-11 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      April to September

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