A Crack full of Kitty Crack

Looking great in mid-January in our crevice garden, is the shrubby Mediterranean native, Teucrium marum, known more widely as kitty crack. The incredibly fragrant foliage is enough to drive your cats wild…far beyond anything you’ve seen from its cousin, Nepeta catarica (cat nip), which is also in the Lamiaceae family. It you really want to watch your cats go crazy, rub the foliage on your clothes. The only downside is that you’ll need to undress to get any rest. Hardiness is Zone 7b-10b.

Teucrium marum

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