Kit Cat Catmint

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Deep blue spires of aromatic flowers, the graceful Kit Cat Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat') is a real tough perennial for anywhere in the landscape! Edging, pollinators, fragrance, blooms that won't stop and easy care, you can't go wrong adding Kit Cat to any sunny spot in your garden without worrying about deer, weather and drought!

The soft grey-green foliage forms rounded mounds and flowers all spring and into summer. Deadheading will encourage new blooms in fall until frost! The fragrant deep blue flowers attract loads of butterflies, bees, and beneficial insects but seem to deter deer and rabbits, so use them as companion plants and facer plants as a buffer between plants that are more susceptible to damage and these pesky garden visitors.

Kit Cat is especially cold and heat-hardy, thriving in growing zones 3 through 9 with ease! Spreading to a 12-18 inch tall and wide ball of aromatic purple perfection, these are vibrant plants to use anywhere in the landscape!

Planting and Application:

Kit Cat is low growing and forms neat, tidy balls of aromatic color, even if not in flower. Use as edging and garden bed definition throughout pollinator beds and cutting gardens so you and your garden visitors can enjoy these blossoms to their fullest! Standing up to weather and storms as nicely as they do in a dining room vase!

Catmint love heat and sunny dry areas so add them to that difficult patch along sidewalks, pathways or driveways without worry salt and harsh conditions will bother them too much. Just as adaptable to more pampered garden plots and planters, Catmint will do great in patio and front entry containers, porch window boxes and pots, or in cottage gardens and sensory plantings!

  • Dramatic Fragrant Blue Spires
  • Aromatic Gray-Green Foliage
  • Xeric & Adaptable
  • Very Long Bloom Time
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant - Bee, Butterfly & Hummingbird Friendly!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Easy to grow Catmint thrives in sun and part shade, requiring only well-drained soil, since soggy conditions rot their roots. Once established, they are highly Xeric and drought tolerant! Deadhead to keep the blooms popping and clean mounds in early spring.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Xeriscaping & Drought Tolerant
  • Moderate Fertility & Appreciates Mulched Beds

Dark blue blooms and grey-green leaves, for lasting beauty and adaptable strength, choose the aromatic Kit Cat Catmint flowering perennial today from!

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
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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Kit Cat Catmint Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nepeta faassenii 'Kit Cat'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Soft Blue-Lavender
Foliage Color Gray green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes