Nepeta Blue Prelude ('Balneplud' PP31901)

Catmint-Large-flowered

Photo Credit: Ball Horticultural Co

Photo Credit: Ball Horticultural Co


Nepeta Blue Prelude ('Balneplud' PP31901)

Catmint-Large-flowered

Similar to 'Neptune' in habit, this taller variety bears larger, lighter blue flowers earlier in the season. It fills out a container nicely and makes a colorful, low maintenance filler paired with other heat tolerant perennials in the landscape. Its violet blue flowers are highly attractive to pollinators. Breeder: Darwin Perennials.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 28-36
  • Spread: 24-30
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Height: 28-36
  • Spread: 24-30
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes