Nepeta 'Early Bird'

Catmint

Nepeta ÔEarly BirdÕ

Photo Credit: North Creek Nurseries


Nepeta 'Early Bird'

Catmint

Named for its early bloom time, you'll have this Nepeta in bloom in plenty of time for spring sales. Its dwarf habit is an added bonus, maintaining a neat appearance in containers and as edging along sunny pathways. Lavender blue flowers appear above the grey-green foliage, providing an early food source for pollinators.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 10-12"
  • Spread: 12"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Purple 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: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 10-12"
  • Spread: 12"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Purple 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: Yes

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • 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