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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Nepeta  nepetella L. 
SynonymsNepeta angustifolia Mill.
 Nepeta nepetella ssp. cordifolia (Willk.) Ubera & Valdés
 Nepeta lanceolata Lam.
Territory Southwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeNorthern AfricaAlgeriaFranceItalyMoroccoSpain
thickets
Description leaves oblong to lanceolate, 1-4cm long, crenate to deeply dentate, grey-green to green, flowers 10-12mm long in secund, often branched spike
Size40-80cm
Colorbluish violet, white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
division in early spring; basal cuttings in late spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
World Checklist apps.kew.org/wcsp
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