From a distance Catmint, Nepeta, looks like lavender. It attracts mainly bumble bees but also some butterflies and moths. It is little visited by honey bees as the flower tube is a bit long for the honey bee’s tongue to reach. Catmint is a perennial herb that is very easy to grow and propagate by division. Like Marjoram, Catmint can smother out weeds. It has a long bloom period from late spring to the end of summer.