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Catmint - Six Hills Giant Catmint

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This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Six Hills Giant Catmint Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Nepeta x racemosa

Catmint ‘Six Hills Giant’ is a large and upright herbaceous plant, growing to 70cm by 100 cm wide. The branches spread out creating a mound, topped with mauve coloured flower stalks over summer. The grey –green foliage is aromatic and provides a nice backdrop to the tall flower stalks. The flowers are small, but numerous and appear to be shaped like trumpets. They appear in spring and summer, providing a food source for bees and butterflies. A second round of flowering can be encouraged, creating a long blooming season. This catmint is said to be the longest flowering variety.

This plant requires space to grow properly and can be a very showy plant with its attractive flower stalks. If several are planted together they will form a large and dense groundcover. The plant has a branching habit that cause the branches to lean out from the centre, so it may be useful to use a ring support or to tie them back or together. It is a good partner to roses and suits cottage gardens.

The parent plants are Nepeta racemosa and Nepeta nepitella, but it may also be listed with the botanical name Nepeta mussinii or Nepeta faassenii. It may be necessary to check that the plant is a large growing catmint to be sure you have the correct plant given the variety of names or labels.

Growing Conditions

This vigorous catmint is considered to be drought tolerant and quite hardy. It will tolerate part shade, but full sun is preferred. Some moisture or damp soil is tolerated, unlike most catmints. However, all soil types must be well drained and dry soil is quite acceptable. The soil does not need to be especially fertile or enriched. If the ground or weather is too damp or the soil to rich the plant may tend towards droopiness. ‘Six Hills Giant’ may be semi-deciduous depending upon the area.

Flowering is in spring and summer, but the plant may be cut back after the summer flowering to encourage a second blooming period in autumn. ‘Six Hills Giant’ is a hybrid plant so it does not self seed. It may be propagated by division or by taking softwood cuttings. Dividing the plant every few years also helps to revitalise the plant. Although the plant may spread a little, this is due to branching rather than underground rhizome spread.

Medicinal Uses

The catnips and catmints have an interesting history of medicinal use, which may be found on the Catnip and Catmint pages.

Other Uses

Cats may respond to the chemicals in Catmints like Six Hills Giant. However, the Catnips are more likely to elicit a reaction from cats. For more details see our Catnip and Catmint pages.

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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Filter Reviews:
    JM
    06/13/2020
    Judith M.
    Australia Australia
    Excellent

    As always, lovely friendly service. Went to the trouble of finding me plants of the same size.

    M
    04/29/2020
    Manon
    Australia Australia
    Couldn't be happier

    I ordered 12 or so plants in the New Year and they arrived in South Australia the hot weather in excellent packaging, still damp and healthy and unstressed from the journey. All are thriving and have grown huge over the summer and flowered well for a young plant! They just took off as soon as they were planted, in a well prepared bed with lots of sun and irrigation. So pleased to have found this hard to get catmint and couldn't be happier with the quality of the plant.

    A
    04/11/2020
    Anonymous
    Healthy little plant!

    Arrived safely packaged with instructions. Thank you! The plant is now in a bigger pot, growth is a little slow, but it's happening. I'm patient. I also bought the Eco Aminogrow from Herbcottage - just started using it.

    LW
    03/06/2020
    Louise W.
    Nepeta 6 Hills Giant

    Plants arrived safely and very well packed. Am very pleased that the packing could all be recycled. This plant was hard to find here in Adelaide so very pleased to have found it online.

    MM
    02/22/2020
    Margaret M.
    Lovely plants

    Great Plants thanks