Catmint or catnip is an easy to grow and care for plant that sprouts lovely purple flowers in the spring. The name Walker's Low comes from the slight weeping habit that this plant has with 2 to 3 foot stems arching down to 18 to 20 inches. The plant has a nice aromatic scent that cats actually do love. For those looking for an easy to grow perennial that yields good color through late spring and summer nepeta is an excellent choice.
*Photo Credit: Walter Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Purple with many flowers|
|Bloom Period:||early to late summer|
|Genus & Species:||Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'|
|Mature Height:||18 to 24 inches|
|Mature Spread:||18 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||14 to 20 inches|
|Planting Depth:||At crown level (base of the plant)|
|Planting Time:||Spring or mid to late-summer planting|
|Soil Type:||Prefers soil with good drainage, drought tolerant|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun|
|Zone:||3 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Catmint - Walker's Low - Nepeta
Beloved because they are easy to grow these perennials will provide a great show of purple color for a long period during the summer. They prefer full sun and will do best in ordinary, but well-drained soil. Cutting the plants back in the spring will promote more compact growth and cutting the entire plant back by half after the first blooms will often stimulate a second bloom.