Walkers Low Catmint, Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low', is an ornamental perennial with fragrant leaves and adorable flowers. Plant several as a backdrop in the perennial bed, or a few in patio containers to delight your furry friends.
This is a two foot tall herbaceous perennial, with a three foot spread. The oval leaves are aromatic with a dusty, grey-green appearance. If you crush one in your hand you’ll easily note the minty scent.
Many people love to bring some inside for a homemade potpourri. Some attribute the Walkers Low Catmint with medicinal purposes as well. As to cats, although this is a hybrid of the catmint that most cats love, many cats still find it enticing.
Spring brings erect spikes of trumpet-shaped lavender flowers to your Catmint plant and you can expect those to continue to bloom throughout the summer and into autumn. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love it, so you’ll have a steady stream of visitors throughout the summer months.
The Catmint is a hardy plant, tolerating many soil conditions. Some people say it’s actually hard to kill, so you can’t go wrong! Sheering it back will encourage further growth and flowering, so you can easily keep it within your desired confines.
Whether for its ornamental, medicinal or animal-friendly purposes, you’ll love having several of these fun and fancy plants around.
* Lavender Blooms Summer Through Autumn * Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies * Shade Tolerant and Hardy
I planted my catmint last spring and it's been the most delightful, healthy, and nearly maintenance-free specimen in my garden! The bees love it! We even had a late frost this year that wilted some of its growth but it came back right away with new stems. It gets very full so give them room to expand.
Great Surprise Review by OkiesKid
I have a flower bed that spreads out in front on my home where I plant this and that as I acquire it. Bulbs rhizomes seeds plants. Whatever. This year I received a surprising reward! Early Spring some bulbs would flower, last a while then fade away, just as other bulbs would flower...all the way thru summer I had color in the front of the house. I knew the catnip would come up but it seems this year it flowered a little later but oh soo abundantly! I've enjoyed color in the front all summer!! I thot the catnip had bloomed but it was so little...then after the last rain they just popped!! The area is full of violet colored flowers in a green background! Oh, and early summer my white peonies look fantastic surrounded by the violet and green of the catnip!! What a joy!!
love catmint Review by Ma
Catmint is my favorite of all perennials. Love, love, love it - the color of the foliage and the flowers, the fragrance, the shape and that it attracts butterflies and bees. Can't get enough of it. And separate it, and wa-lah! free plants!!
Wow! Review by Heather
It is does exactly as stated. The only unexpected thing that happened is that it grew at an alarmingly fast rate. No need to wait a few years for this to grow to maturity. Mine in the 1st year of owning is easily at maturity. Which mine is at least 3 1/2 feet across. I have one in full sun...which is the biggest. And another in partial sun which is still big, but not as big as the full-sun plant. Definitely have a nice smell. And the butterflies and bumble bees can not get enough of them.
Easy to grow! Review by Ericka Bradbury
My catmint plants bloom for a long period of time making it constant color and a versatile companion to other colorful perennials that may come and go in a shorter period of time. Beautiful shape and foliage too! It does have a tendency to thrive so easily in many conditions that it can take over a large section of a small garden and crowd out the other plants above and below ground with a large root ball....just plant alone or give it at least a 2-3 ft. radius of it's own space when mixed with other plants. The bees and butterflies love it!