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Little Trudy® Catmint

Nepeta x 'Psfike' PP #18,904

A superb compact selection with a low, spreading habit and finely textured, aromatic, grayish-green foliage. Numerous purple-violet flowers attract butterflies and bees over a long bloom season. This exceptional garden performer is useful as an edging or groundcover, in mixed borders and herb gardens.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established only requires occasional water; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationNEP-eh-tuh
LoreThe aroma of Nepeta is irresistible to cats, often found curled up and napping beside or on top of this plant. This selection is a 2008 Plant Select® winner. Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by the western regional landscape.
Average Size at MaturityGrows to 8 to 10 in. tall and 12 to 16 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through fall.
Design IdeasFinely textured foliage can soften the effects of bolder foliage plants such as hostas, and the grayish-green color of the leaves can tone down the deep greens of plumbago or vinca. Plant close to a sidewalk or patio for maximum enjoyment of the aromatic foliage. This low-grower is ideal at the front of a border; its spreading habit makes it useful as a non-invasive groundcover. As an edging plant, its gentle creeping habit can be used to soften the harsh lines of a sidewalk or driveway.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting
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 FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established only requires occasional water; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Salvia (Salvia)

Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Water can be reduced after establishment. Prune spent flowers to prolong blooming. To keep tidy, cut back before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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