• Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Cat Thyme

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Description

This compact perennial herb is actually not in the thyme family at all, but is closely related to Germander. Originating from the western parts of the Mediterranean, Cat Thyme has small grayish green leaves and an upright form very similar to Thyme, yet emits a very unusual, strong, musky fragrance when the leaves are crushed. This fragrance is incredibly attractive to cats and seems to be just as appealing if not more so than Catnip. Sometimes referred to as Kitty Nirvana or Kitty Crack depending on the cat! Cat Thyme eventually forms a mounded small shrub which can reach 2 to 3 feet in milder climates, and makes a great edge plant in the front of a bed. Small, bright magenta flower spikes form in mid to late summer. Prefers an alkaline, well drained soil, full sun and is very drought tolerant once established. Hardy Perennial to Zone 5.

Latin Name Teucrium marum
 
 
 
 
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