2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Catmint

Nepeta faassenii ÔWalkerÕs LowÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Catmint

This award winning, top-selling perennial is quoted often in landscape jobs as it is an excellent choice for mass plantings. Much larger than our other two selections, this variety forms a wide mass of gray-green, aromatic foliage topped with lavender purple flowers in late spring, reblooming reliably when cut back.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • 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: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • 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: No

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