how can I stop my catmint from flopping open leaving the inside bare, still having flowers. Should I cut it back early spring like I do mums? Thanks
You can cut back your catmint whenever it becomes leggy. Regularly pinching it's tips can also help it grow fuller and bushier. This article may help
Hi, I planted this Catmint Last season, it retured after the winter but has been yellowing. Please advise, Thanks! Sam
After the early summer bloom is over, cut catmint back by half. This will remove the aging leaves and may bring a second flush of bloom. Your catmint looks healthy; yellowing is not a sign of disease or deficiency in this case.
They are known to grow in zones 3-8 or 9. Has anyone had luck in zone 10? I am moving to Florida.
As an Annual, sure! The winters do not get cold enough, and the summers remain too warm for too long for mint family to do very well in that area.
You can try keeping them in container and moving them to a highly shaded area during midday summer heat, though.
Here is an article that will explain more about their care requirements:
My plant seems to be separating in the middle. Just wondering why that would happen?
This article should help:
st week 3 had all leaves and stems ture gray brown a brittle dry. The others are pushing out new growth at the ground. Ant thought s - I am suspecting a watering issue, but I don't know if it is too much or too little.
It could be either! Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, so I cannot assess the damage.
Usually, they will suffer from overwatering, more than under. Make sure to let them dry out some between waterings.
You may need a fungicide. This article will help:
Here is an article to help you with catmints:
There's also a Tree of Heaven (Hell) nearby.
Here are some references with more information. I couldn't find an authoritative source that said catmint would grow fine, but I didn't find it on the "avoid" lists either. I did see one post from a gardener who said his didn't grow near a black walnut tree. These lists below are not all inclusive so you could go ahead and try it. To be safe, you can grow it in a raised bed with new soil. Of course, the Tree of Heaven was on the OK to grow list.
One source below says most plants will do fine. Hope this helps: