Catmint

Nepeta  × faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Park Seed
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Catmint (Nepeta  × faassenii 'Walker's Low')
NEP-eh-tah ex fah-SEEN-ee-eye
Genus:  Nepeta
This mound of lavender-blue flowers and aromatic, grayish green leaves up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide is great as edging or in a border, herb, or rock garden. It is an easy to grow, prolific bloomer that seems to be deer resistant. It blooms the whole summer and tolerates some shade. It also looks great with roses or on walls.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Lavender-blue flowers; aromatic foliage. Attracts bees and butterflies. 
Care:  Adaptable to most any well-drained soil in full sun. Trim after flowering.
Propagation:  Start seed in a seedbed or cold frame in autumn. Divide in spring or autumn, or take softwood cuttings in early summer.
Problems:  Trouble-free.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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