Walker's Low Catmint
Walker's Low Catmint
Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'Item #6228 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Sensational periwinkle blue flower spikes adorn the fragrant, compact mounds of finely textured, gray-green foliage. Lovely when cascading off walls or container edges. Use to create a showy, waterwise, small-scale groundcover, or as a lovely rock garden accent. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly 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:Quickly reaches 2 to 2½ ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Urban Pollution, WaterwiseFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:Violet-blueDesign 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 average, rocky, well-drained soil with good air circulation. Benefits from afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.