Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 24-30 in. tall, spreading to 36 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fragrant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
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 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
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.