• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerant of drought, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Reaches 24-30 in. tall, spreading to 36 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 24-30 in. tall, spreading to 36 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Violet-blue
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasPlant in rock gardens, borders, herb gardens or naturalized plantings. Also makes a good edging plant or small-scale ground cover.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained soil with part shade in hot summer areas. As a groundcover, plant 2-3 ft. apart. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Shear spent flowers to promote continued bloom.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Tolerant of drought, once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    2007 Perennial Plant of the Year.
    Lore:
    Nepeta cataria is the true catnip which drives house cats ecstatic. Walker's Low Catmint, while not quite as enticing, is also attractive to cats.