Dropmore Ornamental Catmint

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Beautiful and tough as nails! A combo unexpected in a perennial, however, Dropmore Ornamental Catmint (Nepeta faassenii 'Dropmore') has what it takes to survive and look good doing it!

Forming dense mounds with plenty of branching, Dropmore smothers itself in scalloped leaves. Rising above the mounding sage-green, soft, fuzzy, and herbal-scented foliage, this Catmint shoots up numerous spikes of unearthly lavender-blue flowers! Then comes the butterflies, native and honeybees, fat bumblebees, and Hummingbirds!

Thriving in nearly all conditions, these repeat bloomers flower all summer - longer with regular deadheading! These perennials love the sun and both cold and heat throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9! Spanning most of the US, these plants are incredibly hardy, easy to grow, and Water-wise, great for Xeriscaping and a great part of Firescaping design plans!

Planting and Application:

Hardy and airy, Dropmore is perfect for residential and commercial sites, planted in swaths of color on slopes, roadside hell strips, or large drifts where nothing else grows. Freely naturalizing, Catmint is beautiful en masse! Fill hard-to-mow sunny slopes and eroding hillsides with these vigorous yet politely spreading perennials!

Your Wildflower and Pollinator gardens will be fluttering with wings! Your bouquets will be brimming with lovely lavender flowers from your Cut Flower gardens, and Dropmore is ornamental enough for mixed Perennial and Rock Gardens, Cottage, and Sensory beds, as well as borders along pathways.

Fantastic garden edging, line your driveway in lacy lavender and sage green! These are wonderful foot-tall facer plants and front-of-the-garden accents, but look best in groupings and winding ribbons throughout your sun gardens!

Dropmore is adaptable enough for Roof Gardens, City and Urban plantings in containers, and large planters too! Rarely bothered by deer and rabbits due to the aromatic leaves, you'll love snipping a few for potpourri and cat treats (it has the same effect as closely related Catnip when dried!)

  • Spikes of Airy Lavender-Blue Flowers
  • Soft Gray-Green Leaves
  • Fragrant Top to Bottom!
  • Mounding, Bushy Perennial
  • Hummingbird, Bee & Butterfly Friendly
  • Great Edging, Containers, Sun-Gardens & Harsh Conditions
  • Water-wise, Xeriscaping, & Firescaping!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Full sun plants, Dropmore thrives on neglect! Tolerant of afternoon shade or part shade in hotter growing zones. Poor, rocky, gravel, drought, pollution, or clay - plant without any worry in any type of well-drained soil! Pest and disease-resistant, not much will faze this incredibly versatile and adaptable Perennial - except wet soil! Provide mulched beds to help keep moisture in the soil and insulate the roots. Water enough to establish new plants, then let nature take its course.

Deadhead after the first wave blooms to encourage a second flush, and again in late winter to clean up the mounds and limit self-seeding.

  • Ornamental Full Sun & Part Shade Perennial
  • All Soil Types Except Wet - Tolerant of Harsh Conditions
  • Moderate to Low Moisture - Drought Tolerant
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Back Mounds Late Autumn/Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Aromatic soft foliage, dramatic lavender-blue flower spires, and pollinators galore! Get the tough-as-nails beauty Dropmore Ornamental Catmint at Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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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50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dropmore Ornamental Catmint Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nepeta faassenii 'Dropmore'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender Blue
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes