Kubanica Neptune, also known as Catmint or Nepeta Kubanica 'Bokratune', is a perennial landscape plant native to Russia. Concept Plants developed this cultivar for its dwarf habit and large flowers and leaves. This variety has a dense upright habit of 8-12" tall and 8" wide, with violet-blue flowers blooming from June through September. This plant attracts pollinators, resists deer and rabbits, and offers aromatic foliage. It thrives in full sun with regular water, bringing vibrant, long-lasting, low-maintenance color to landscape borders, cottage gardens, and containers. Perennial in zone 4-10, enjoy Neptune's evergreen foliage all year. For a taller variety, try Nepeta Faassenii Walker's Low.
Kubanica Neptune Selling Tips
Sell Kubanica Neptune to customers looking for a low-maintenance plant for a border or container. Many customers need to fill in landscaping around their homes without adding to their gardening routine. This plant offers lasting blue blooms and green foliage but requires little more than average water and soil. It is hardy in zone 4-10, tolerates almost any pH and mild drought, and can be grown in any well-draining location. Create an attractive cottage garden by planting Nepeta alongside roses, ornamental grass, beebalm, Leucanethemum Victorian Secret, Coreopsis Auriculata nana, and yellow foxglove. This dwarf variety is well-suited to containers. For a taller variety, offer Nepeta Blue Dragon, which reaches 30-36" tall. For containers or groundcover where a trailing variety would be more suitable, offer Nepeta Purple Haze.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 8" apart in well-drained soil in full sun.
2. This plant doesn't self-propagate. Divide clumps every few years to propagate new plants in the landscape.
3. Water moderately in the weeks after planting. This plant is fairly drought tolerant once it establishes a healthy root system.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Kubanica Neptune, plant one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch basket. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.2, EC of 1.8-2.2, and light feed (100-150 ppm N). Maintain temperatures of 65-75 and use daylight extension to 14 hours. This plant isn't prone to disease or pests and doesn't require PGRs or pinching. You may see aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies.
Large violet-blue flowers bloom from June through September.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration to the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies, but this plant isn't prone to harm by pests.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Avoid powdery mildew by watering at the base of each plant in the morning, allowing the soil to dry between waterings, and providing good airflow in your greenhouse.
Planting Kubanica Neptune Liners
We recommend planting one rooted plug per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch basket. Evenly space or center the plugs in well-drained soil and completley bury the ellepot.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Nepeta Kubanica Neptune Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||4-6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||5-7 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Summer|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 4-10|