‘Snowflake’ is the white form of the traditional catmint that makes a great edging plant as it spills over the garden bed. Small white flowers are held in loose spikes above silvery gray foliage that helps blend the colors of other plants together. The leaves are scented and very attractive to cats but not to deer. ‘Snowflake’ makes an excellent companion plant for roses as it will cover up their “knees” as well as provide color as the roses go through their seasonal cycle of bloom.

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Bloom: Small white flowers are borne in loose terminal racemes from late spring to early fall if deadheaded.

Foliage: Silver-gray, hairy, cordate-ovate fragrant leaves.

Size: 12-15” H x 12-18” W

Light: Full sun to part shade; needs afternoon shade in South

Soil: Average, well-drained

Hardiness: Zones 3-8

Care: Deadhead to prolong bloom; shear foliage to ground in early summer for best rebloom

Pests and Diseases: None of significiance

Propagation: Tip cuttings

Companion plants: Shasta daisy, cheddar pinks, roses, garden phlox.

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By Karen