Friday, September 18, 2009

Cat Whiskers

This plant has a cute name that matches its flower perfectly.  Cat Whiskers is an herbaceous perennial that can tolerate a full to part sun area in a garden, and also does well with wet feet since it doesn't like to dry out between waterings.    Bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds will visit this plant regularly for its nectar.  Cat Whiskers will reach 2-3 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide, and blooms from late Summer to late Fall with wispy flowers that come in white, lavender, or blue.  An interesting fact about Cat Whiskers is Java tea is made from this plant, and is said to help with passing kidney stones.  Who knew?

This plant made my day!  How 'bout yours?

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