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Pretty Blooming Machine Walker's Low Catmint

  • Lavender Blooms Summer Through Autumn
  • Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
  • Easy Care Perennial
  • Fragrant, Fine Foliage
  • Rabbit and Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant

Do you love butterflies and want a long-lived, tidy, pretty border plant that blooms throughout the growing season? Take a close look at Walker's Low Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'). This mounding herbaceous perennial has spicy 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 flowers to Catmint plant and it's a long blooming perennial plant that continues to bloom throughout the summer and into autumn.

The dusty, gray green foliage is aromatic. If you crush one in your hand, you'll easily note the spicy, minty scent that drives cats crazy in a good way. 

Some attribute the Walker's Low Catmint with medicinal purposes as well. Many cats find it enticing. 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.

The Catmint is a hardy plant, 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. Order today!

How to Use Walker's Low Catmint in the Landscape

Walker's Low Catmint is one of the "Must Have" drought-tolerant edging plants to spill over a wall or rocks. 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.

Nepeta Walker Catmint are fantastic in containers and pots on your patio. Use them to line your sidewalks or all along the front of garden borders.

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.

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.)

#ProPlantTips for Care

The plants 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.

Trim your plants back in early spring before they start to grow. 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.

In 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. 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.

Whether for its ornamental, medicinal or animal-friendly purposes, you'll love having several of these fun and fancy plants around. Order enough to complete your entire project today!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#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
Botanical Name Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'
Foliage Gray Green
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Lavender Blue
Fall Color Yellow