Junior Walker™ Catmint

Nepeta x faassenii 'Novanepjun' PP #23,074

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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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationNEP-eh-tuh fah-SEN-ee-eye
LoreNepeta 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.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 14 to 16 in. tall, spreading 30 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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