Nepeta stewartiana W/O-7173
25 seeds per packet.
The seeds we offer have harvested from plants grown by us from seed collected by August Wu and Bjørnar Olsen in Yunnan, China at 3400 metres. A large and prolifically flowering species with aromatic leaves and upright, flowering spikes of lavender blue flowers with a white lip that is speckled with blue. Fantastic plant for bees and other insects. Flowering June into September. Height 80 cm. Moist, well-drained soil in sun to part shade. Flowering in its first year from seed.
Can be sown from autumn to June. Cover seed thinly, press in gently and keep top of compost from drying out. Keep pot cool over winter. Keep warm at 15 to 20°C in spring until germination, then move to somewhere cooler.
Carefully prick out seedlings when they have developed true leaves and are large enough to transplant to individual pots to grow on.