Walker's Low Catmint

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A pretty blooming machine for gardeners who love butterflies and want a long-lived, tidy, pretty plant that blooms throughout the entire growing season! Take a close look at Walker's Low Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low')! This mounding herbaceous perennial has minty fragrant leaves and features waves of cool, lavender-blue flowers that bring butterflies in droves!

Walker's Low is a favorite of most gardeners because of the massive blue flower display for those hot dry areas in your landscape. Early summer brings erect spikes of trumpet-shaped lavender florets to the Catmint plant! It's a long-blooming perennial plant that continues to pump out the flowers all summer and into autumn.

Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds love it, so you'll have a steady stream of visitors throughout the summer months. However, deer and rabbits leave it alone! They have become a perennial of choice, and are well known as "Go-To" plants you can count on throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9.

Lower-growing than native Catmint, Walker's grows 2-3 feet tall and wide and can form a tidy sprawling mat when given room to spread. The dusty, gray-green foliage is highly aromatic. If you crush one in your hand, you'll easily note the spicy, minty scent that drives cats crazy in a good way.

This plant is edible and has some medicinal benefits for us too. The leaves and flowers can be dried and steeped into a soothing minty tea with a calming effect! Many cats find it enticing because of its close relation to Catnip!

Planting and Application:

Walker's Low Catmint is one of the "Must Have"Pollinator garden plants, wildflower garden, and Rock Garden perennial! Perfect for drought-tolerant edging that spills over a retaining wall, landscape paver edging, or rambling over stones.

Use many of them as a gorgeous mass planting in tough spots as a low groundcover. This water-wise plant can be used in Xeriscapes to great effect and is rugged enough for the hell strip along a sidewalk or street.

Walker's Nepeta are fantastic in containers and pots on your patio as fillers and spillers. Use them to line your sidewalks or all along the front of garden borders. They'll become flowering skirting around trees and shrubs to hide their bare leggy stems, and are lacy facer plants along the fronts of rock walls, evergreen hedges, and foundation plantings.

This "2007 Plant of the Year" winner gives you a tidy, lush look that you'll never, ever get tired of. It works well on many levels, from restful color, to shape and form, to easy-peasy maintenance!

Great herb garden additions and lovely in Cottage borders and Kitchen gardens too! Many people love to bring some inside for a homemade potpourri. Feeling crafty? Stitch cat toys and stuff them with dried Catmint. Your feline friends will thank you! And they'll really love it if you plant them near your "Cat-io" (a sheltered outdoor spot for kitty-cats).

  • Lavender Flower Spires
  • Blooms Summer Through Autumn
  • Fragrant, Fuzzy Scalloped Sage-Green Foliage
  • Major Butterfly & Bee Nectar Source
  • Medicinal Herb & Cat-Friendly
  • Fantastic Potted Spillers, Edging, En Masse, Xeric & Sun Garden Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These herbaceous Perennials will do well in most well-drained soils. Richer, more fertile soils will encourage the plants to grow taller and spread more. In drier, rockier soils, the plants will stay a bit more refined and smaller. You will get the strongest, densest growth in full sun, but if you regularly have long heat waves and high humidity, such as in high desert conditions, or in the Deep South - consider planting Walker's Low Catmint where they will get afternoon shade.

If they are planted in full sun, and you experience an extended period of extreme heat or high humidity, consider providing a bit of supplemental watering. Far better to be safe than sorry with your landscape investments.

Pinch back your plants back in early spring before they start to grow to keep them shorter and have increased branching. Let the first flush of blooms of flowers finish blooming. This can take several weeks. Then, give your plants a haircut to remove all of the spent flowers and before you know it, more flowers will be covering the plants once again. Shearing it back will encourage further growth and flowering. You can also easily keep it within your desired confines - whether tightly manicured or left to grow naturally.

The Catmint is a hardy perennial, tolerating many soil conditions. Some people say it's actually hard to kill, so even beginning gardeners can't go wrong with this hardy choice!

  • Sun & Some Part Shade/Afternoon Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs - Drought Tolerant
  • Prune Early Spring, Pinch Back Spring & Shear After Bloom
  • Rabbit & Deer Resistant!

Whether for its ornamental, medicinal, or pollinator and pet-friendly purposes, you'll love having several of these fun and fancy Walker's Low Catmints around! Order enough to complete your entire project today at NatureHills.com!

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2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Walker's Low Catmint Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Lavender Blue
Foliage Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes