Nepeta (catmint) is drought and heat tolerant (Google / Examiner)

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Catmint (Nepeta plant): Drought tolerant garden perennial

The Nepeta plant, catmint variety, is a real trooper in any garden. It is drought and heat tolerant, has few pest problems and is low maintenance. It is one of my favorite perennials.

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions reports, “nearly 75 percent of the Lower 48 is experiencing drier than normal conditions or worse.” Already many parts of the southwestern and western United States have had record-breaking heat waves, water restrictions due to drought conditions and wild fires. My catmint plants seem to be loving all this abuse.



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.