Junior Walker™ Catmint
Nepeta x faassenii 'Novanepjun' PP #23074
|Description||A superb compact selection with finely textured, aromatic, gray-green foliage and soft, lavender flower spikes on a low, spreading habit. A sterile dwarf form of Walker's Low Catmint. Excellent for cascading off walls or container edges and as groundcover that tolerates periodic drought, when well-established. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.|
|Blooms||Summer to Early Fall|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 14 to 16 in. tall, spreading 30 to 36 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Care||Thrives 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.|
|Lore||Nepeta is commonly called catmint, though not all species and varieties produce leaves whose scent is highly attractive and mood-altering to cats. Nepeta cataria is the true catnip that is loved by house cats; the organic compound nepetalactone, which acts as a cat attractant, was first isolated from this species. Not all cats react to this compound; 30% or more of the feline population is completely insensitive to it. Some catmints that may be less likely to be visited by cats include certain varieties of Nepeta x faassennii, Nepeta racemosa, Nepeta siberica, and Nepeta subsessilis. Many plants in the genus Nepeta are deterrents for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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