Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’

Blue Catmint
USDA Zone: 3-9
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.
Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Average or Dry or Moist

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Deep Blue

Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall

Foliage Color   Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds    Border
Containers    Cut Flower
Deer Resistant    Drought Tolerant
Rabbit Resistant    Fragrant
Ground Cover   Massed

Flower Head Size   Medium

Height 23-35 inches

Spread    29-35 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium

Tolerate: Rabbit, Erosion, Air Pollution