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Catmint

Nepeta faassenii 'Walkers Low'

This variety bears lavender-blue flowers on a tall plant; despite its name.
Perennial of the Year 2007

This British variety was selected as the 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year. Plants are mounded and bushy in habit, with small grey-green fragrant leaves. Masses of bright-blue flowers appear on short spikes in early summer, continuing on and off through the fall if the old flowers are regularly removed. Despite the name, this is best in the middle of a border because of its mid-sized stature. Drought tolerant, once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to mid summer

Mature Height:

24-36 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-8 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 64-68° F under long days with high light levels for flowering. Low moisture requirements, allow pots to dry down between watering. Once actively growing feed at 100-150 ppm N with each watering. Finishes in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions. Plants benefit from pinching and can be sheared post flowering to re-bloom.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grown in sandy, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.