Walker's Low Catnip

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Nepeta cv. Walker's Low
Common Name: Walker's Low Catnip
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height: 24-30 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Flower Color: Blue
Wildlife: Bees; Butterflies; Hummingbirds
Special Characteristics:
  • Plant of the Year in 2007 by the Perennial Plant Association
  • Named for an English garden, not for the plant's size
  • Aromatic, gray-green to silvery foliage
  • Long bloomer of lavender-blue flowers from early summer through fall
  • Can stake the 2-3' stems or allow to arch for 1.5-2' clump
  • This variety does not flop as much as some catmints
  • Tolerates hot summer temperatures and is fairly drought resistant once established
  • Cut back in spring for compact growth
  • After initial flowers fade, cut back by 1/2 to 1/3 to promote reblooming and a more attractive appearance later in the season
  • Plant is sterile and should not set seed
  • Divide in spring or from soft wood cuttings in June and July
  • Non-flowering side shoots about 3" long should root in about 4 weeks