Walker's Low Catmint
Walker's Low Catmint
Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'Item #6228 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Showy periwinkle blue flower spikes adorn the fragrant mounds of gray-green foliage. Excellent for cascading off walls or container edges and as groundcover that is somewhat drought resistant with time. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat; tolerates brief drought when established.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 2 to 2½ ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:NEP-eh-tuh fah-SEN-ee-eyePlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 24Growth habit:Compact, MoundingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 2 to 2½ ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:Violet-blueGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasPlant in rock gardens, borders, herb gardens or naturalized plantings. Also makes a good edging plant or small-scale ground cover.Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationThrives in well-drained soil. Takes part shade in hot summer areas. As a groundcover, plant 2 to 3 ft. apart. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, once established. Shear spent flowers to promote continued bloom.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat; tolerates brief drought when established.
- History & LoreHistory: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.