Nepeta Plug Plant

Nepeta Plug Plant

Price: £1.25

COLOUR: Variegated green/ white leaves

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Trails up to 100cm

IDEAL FOR: Hanging baskets

PLANTING POSITION: Sun/ Partial shade

HARDINESS: Half-hardy Annual

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3cm rootball

​DISPATCH: March - May

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An extremely popluar basket plant, Nepeta produces a waterfall effect growing straight over the side of the basket.  It is great in mixed baskets to provide lots of long trailing growth.

These plug plants will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot and growing on in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill.  They can also be planted straight into hanging baskets as long as they are kept in the warm.  They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius.  We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth.  However it is very important not to let them dry out completely!  The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty.  

Once the risk of frost has passed your plants can go out in the garden.  Feed them weekly during the summer with a good quality multipurpose feed.  Water regularly to prevent them from drying out.  Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.