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Nepeta × faassenii 'Walker's Low' (Catmint)

Nepeta × faassenii 'Walker's Low' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Nepeta × faassenii 'Walker's Low' NEP-eh-tah ex fah-SEEN-ee-eye Common Name: Catmint 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Attracts Hummingbirds; Fragrant Foliage; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Silver/Grey
Flower Color Blue Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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