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Catmint is one of the toughest perennials you can grow. It's a proven performer during hot, dry weather, and the silvery foliage and blue flowers look great most of the season. Deadhead or cut back hard after first flush of bloom to encourage more flowers. Average, well-drained soil is usually sufficient. Tall types may need gentle staking; it sometimes seeds freely.
As you might guess from the common name, catmint is a favorite of cats. They'll often roll around in the plants in delight.
Blooming at the same time, the sumptuous pink and rosy flowers of peonies make great partners for billowy catmint's lavender flowers in full sun.Loosestrife
Mats of golden creeping Jenny contrast well with low sorts of catmint, highlighting their grayish foliage, loose habit, and lavender flowers.Bee balm
In herb and butterfly gardens, bee balm is a great companion for catmint and blooms at the same time.