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Nepeta x faassenii
Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora'
Spoil your fury friend with herbal treats. Our curated Pet Lovers Pack includes:
- Pet Grass Dactylis glomerata x 2 plants
- Cat Mint Nepeta x faassenii x 1 plant
- Catnip Nepeta cataria x 1 plant
- Lemon Catnip Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora' x 1 plant
- Cat Thyme Teucrium marum x 1 Plant
RRP $68.44|Special Pack price $60.00 incl delivery
Read below for further information about each plant.
PET GRASS – Dactylis glomerata
Just like their human slaves, cats need herbs for nutritional health.
Pet Grass is especially beneficial to your Kool Kat by providing essential minerals and vitamins, on demand, whenever Puss feels he needs to eat it. It also helps deal with fur-balls.
Pet Grass can be grown in a pot indoors in a well-lit position, or planted in the garden for self-serve.
It is a perennial, evergreen grass, so it is always available and re-grows as Puss chews it off.
Pet Grass grows well in a partly shaded to sunny position, with regular moisture and good drainage.
Grows 40cm. High and makes an evergreen clump 40cm Wide.
CATMINT - Nepeta x faassenii
Catmint gives cats the same pleasure as a fine wine does for their human servants.
Puss can be found rolling in ecstasy in your Catmint groundcover, with a far-away look in his eyes.
Because Catmint foliage contains nepetalactone which gives cats great pleasure as they roll and sniff.
But don’t worry, the experience does Puss no harm, and Puss will not harm your Catmint.
Nepeta x fasssenii, commonly called Catmint because cats love it so much, makes a very hardy, water-wise groundcover.
So it is a great garden plant, even if you don’t own a cat (or rather you are not owned by a cat).
Catmint covers itself with soft lavender-blue flowers in spring-early summer, and repeat blooms several times during the warm months. The misty flowers look very pretty against the grey-green foliage.
Catmint is also a traditional companion plant for roses, in orchards and veggie plots.
As it has long been reputed to have insect repelling properties that aid in deterring pesky sucking insects, while the flowers also attract bees and beneficial pollinating insects.
So, it is common to see Catmint carpeting around and under roses, or used as a pretty border for veggie beds.
Plant Catmint in a sunny position, with well drained soil.
Catmint can happily tolerate periods of dry and is considered drought resistant once established.
It is a good choice for gardeners with limited water, or sandy, poorer soil and a reliable plant for coastal gardens or containers.
Evergreen (or in this case ever-grey) perennial. 30cm. High in flower x 45cm. Wide carpet of fine grey-green downy foliage.
So, Puss or no Puss - Catmint is a fine garden asset.
But please don’t be disappointed if your fickle feline treats it with ignore – not all cats can “feel the high”.
CATNIP Nepeta cataria
Plant Catnip for both yourself and your pampered Puss.
Cats love the aroma of Catnip and will happily dawdle their time away sniffing with pleasure, or even taking a little nip to settle their tummies.
Catnip has a long history of herbal use for humans too.
With a reputation for being beneficial in the treatment of colic, fever, insomnia or stress – so maybe your Kool Kat does know something.
Humans have usually taken it as a tea though, rather than getting down on all fours.
Or use it as a culinary herb by adding fresh leaves to soups, stews, sauces or pasta.
Catnip foliage has a very pleasant minty aroma and flavour.
Though fortunately deer and rabbits don’t seem to share our taste for Catnip and tend to leave it alone.
Mosquitoes and cockroaches also detest it, so it is a traditional ingredient for insect repelling sachets and pot-pourri.
Not to mention the perfect stuffing for cat toys – Puss will blissfully play and roll with a catnip ball for hours.
It is easy to harvest Catnip stems, hang them in a warm place to dry, and use the dried foliage for pot-pourri and stuffing cat-toys.
Catnip has sprays of pale lilac-white heads right through summer, and the aromatic foliage is always a pleasure.
While Catnip is not the prettiest plant in the garden, it makes up with delightful aroma and so many herbal uses.
It grows rather like mint and so makes a good herb in a container, or where you want a robust groundcover.
Plant it in full sun to partly shaded positions. But unlike mint, Catnip is a very water-wise plant, and considered drought resistant once established. It likes well drained conditions, and will thrive in poorer or gravel, sandy soils, or containers.
Evergreen perennial. Grows to 75cm. approx. in flower x 40cm wide and increasing groundcover.
LEMON CATNIP Nepeta Cataria ‘Citriodora’
Plant Lemon Catnip (Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora) as a fragrance treat for both you and your pampered Puss.
Cats, and their human slaves, just love the aroma of Lemon Catnip.
So both feline and human can happily dawdle their time away sniffing the aromatic foliage for pleasure.
And puss may even take a little nip to settle his tummy and help deal with the furrballs.
Though Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’ has a long history of herbal use for humans too.
With a traditional reputation as being beneficial in the treatment of colic, fever, insomnia or stress – so maybe your Kool Kat does know something when they take a little nip on the leaves.
Humans have usually taken it as a tea though, rather than getting down on all fours to chew.
Or have used it as a culinary herb by adding fresh leaves to soups, stews, sauces or pasta, wherever a lemony flavour is called for.
Lemon Catnip foliage certainly has a very pleasant, lemony-minty aroma and flavour.
Mosquitoes and cockroaches also detest it.
So it is a traditional ingredient for insect repelling sachets and pot-pourri.
Not to mention the perfect stuffing for cat toys – Puss will blissfully play and roll with a Lamon Catnip ball for hours.
It is easy to harvest Lemon Catnip stems.
Then hang them in a warm place to dry, and use the dried foliage for pot-pourri, insect repelling sachets, and stuffing cat-toys.
A cat toy stuffed with dried Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’ can then be kept in Kittie’s bedding to help repel fleas and other insects.
Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’ has sprays of pale lilac-white heads right through summer, and the aromatic foliage is always a pleasure.
Plant Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’ in full sun to partly shaded positions.
But unlike mint, Catnip is a very water-wise plant, and considered drought resistant once established.
It likes well drained conditions, and will thrive in poorer or gravel, sandy soils, or containers.
Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’ is an evergreen perennial.
Grows to 75cm. approx. in flower x 40cm wide and increasing groundcover.
But do not be disappointed if your fickle feline ends up ignoring your Lemon Catnip plant. As some cats are bbesotted with ot, and others could not care less – they are cats after all.
CAT THYME Teucrium marum
Teucrium marum is commonly known as Cat Thyme, because some cats just adore sniffing it and love to play with toys stuffed with Cat Thyme.
Then they blissfully settle down with a far-away look in their eyes.
(However, don’t be disappointed if your pampered Kittie just ignores it, as not all cats seem to get the blissful effect).
What is certain though - is what a very useful, unbelievably tough, and sweet little shrub Teucrium marum is.
Possessing fine, tiny leaves of ash-grey, dotted for months with bright little magenta flowers.
The delightful foliage also has a strong, pleasantly aromatic scent when it is brushed or rubbed. Which is traditionally said to have strong insect repelling qualities.
So Teucrium marum is an excellent drying herb for making pot-pourri, insect repelling drawer and wardrobe sachets, as well as for brewing fresh infusions as external antiseptic.
Teucrium marum is also traditionally used as a companion plant in veggie patches, and as a decorative pot for repelling flies and mosquitos around the back door.
It is such a neat and compact growing little evergreen shrub that it looks great in a pot or used as a low border; hedge in the veggie plot, or under roses.
Teucrium marum is hardy in heat, dry conditions and is frost hardy.
And thrives in full sun.
However it will also tolerate partial shade, providing it is well drained and well aired.
It dislikes being waterlogged or overfertilized, and is very suitable for seaside, arid or exposed sites.
Growing: Teucrium marum CAT THYME
- Height with flowers: 15cm approx.
- Width: 30cm approx.
- Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
- Soil: Well drained, humus rich soil. Will tolerate a range of soil conditions.
- Fragrance: Cat Thyme has a unique minty/camphor aroma.
- Frost: Hardy.
- Growth: Small, rounded, evergreen, shrubby perennial.
- Attracts: Cats of course! They just love to smell and play with its foliage. Bees and other useful pollinators love its blooms.
- Care: Prune back after flowering to maintain growth and keep a tidy habit.
- Deer & Rabbit resistant: Rabbits and deer are not attracted to the strong, aromatic oils present in the foliage, and so dislike the taste.
- Origin: Native to Spain and the Western Mediterranean area.