Dense and colorful, the Cat's Meow Catmint (Nepeta faassenii 'Cat's Meow') is a vivid and tough perennial with ethereal lavender-blue flower spikes that reach for the sky! The Cat's Meow is an incredibly uniform growing type of Nepeta that blooms almost constantly, and is more compact and fragrant! It also has a more refined habit than others in the family. But the same hardiness and pollinator draw as any other!
The Cat's Meow forms upright stems of brilliant lavender blue, scented blooms atop a spreading mound of tidy sage-green foliage. Highly aromatic from top to bottom, many use these ornamental flowering herbs in tea and as a spice, but they don't have quite the same effect on cats as Cat Nip. They do have a calming effect like many members of the Mint family typically do! They also carry the square stems of the family and their spreading nature - only Cat's Meow does so more politely!
Nepeta Catmints grow vigorously throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 8 and form a dense, neat mat 17-20 inches tall when in bloom, and 24-36 inches wide. The lovely scalloped and heavily textured leaves smell wonderful when brushed past, but also pump out the blooms all summer into fall, sometimes holding on after a light frost! Keep them deadheaded to encourage wave after wave of scented bloom!
Cat's Meow Catmint is a must-have for the pollinator and perennial garden border! The dense mats create tidy edging and facer plants, while the brilliant blooms light up the garden and add interest to floral bouquets! Keep them in the kitchen and herb garden, adorn an Herbal Knot Garden, and let them ramble and spill over rocks in the Rock garden or retaining wall.
Cat's Meow thrives in the sun garden and looks great spilling over garden edges, that hell strip along the road or sidewalk, as fire-wise landscaping barriers, and in xeric garden designs. They are great tumbling over the edges of large planters and containers as a spiller! Try a single plant cascading over the sides of a hanging basket on your porch or patio, filling window box planters, or rambling throughout the garden as living mulch!
Cat's Meow Nepeta are tough herbaceous perennials that soak up full sun all day long! Plant in almost any kind of well-drained soil with moderate moisture access. They appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to hold in more moisture and keep their roots cool. Deadhead often to keep the blooms returning, and clean the mounds in late fall after frost. Their aromatic nature keeps deer at bay most of the time, and even chases away pests from plants!
Get the Cat's Meow Catmint for your garden this year and hear the butterflies sing your praises! Hurry and order this fabulous neat and tidy, new and improved perennial at NatureHills.com today!
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.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Nepeta faassenii 'Cat's Meow'|
|Mature Height||17 - 20 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 - 36 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|
|Photos courtesy of||Proven Winners, Inc - www.provenwinners.com|