SylvesterBlue™ Catmint

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Long spires of lavender-blue aromatic beauty! The SylvesterBlue™ Catmint (Nepeta x 'G19213') is a fantastic cultivar of the well-known perennial Herb! The crinkly, scalloped darker sage-green leaves are used in teas, as a seasoning, and in fresh and dried floral arrangements!

Butterflies and bees adore the long flowering spikes of speckled, two-tone lavender-blue blooms! They may be tiny but numerous! By late spring to summer, your entire mounded plant is covered in arching, cascading blooms! The fresh blooms and dried foliage can be used in floral bouquets and crafts, potpourri, or sachets and the scent is used to deter pests. the tea is used to soothe a wide variety of tummy troubles, relax the mind, body and spirit, and has been used safely for small children.

SylvesterBlue™ Catmint is easy to care for and very low maintenance. Reliable herbaceous perennials throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 8, and grow to a tidy mounded dome 12-15 inches high and spread 24-30 inches wide! Deadheading as the blooms fade encourages a rebloom that lasts until frost!

Planting and Application:

SylvesterBlue™ Catmints only slightly have the draw that its cousin Catnip has on your feline friends, but it's just as healthful as a medicinal, aromatic, and tea herb when fresh or dried! Great for use in containers around your porch and patio, any sunny environment, a window box, a planter on a balcony, or front porch decorative pot suits these adaptable perennials just fine! Even indoors on a sunny windowsill as a houseplant or gift!

The gorgeous plants are must-haves for a low-growing, mounded, fragrant accent and edging plant throughout the Perennial border, Rock Garden, cottage and herb garden, pollinator and cutting garden, and as lacy fine-textured accents throughout the mixed borders. Hardy, xeric and tough, use these plants en masse, in groupings, or in long winding rows for reliable color and deer-resistant focal points.

  • Lavender Blue Spires of Scented Blooms
  • Crinkly, Textured & Scalloped Darker Sage-Green Leaves
  • Low-Growing Mounded Perennial
  • Great Cut Flowers & Great for Pollinators!
  • Border Gardens & Edging, Tough Locations, Lacy Accents & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Catmint is a full-sun herbal plant and does best in very well-drained soil, but isn’t fussy about soil type. Provide regular moisture for young plants while first establishing, but after these are xeric and low-moisture need plants. For best results, provide supplemental moisture during extended periods of drought and in extreme heat and a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch chips for moisture retention. Deadhead for more blooms and prune mound back to a few inches in late fall once it has died back from frost.

  • Full Sun
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Once Established
  • Deadhead for Rebloom & Prune Late Fall After Frost
  • Deer & Pest Resistant

SylvesterBlue™ Catmint will be your new favorite aromatic herbal plant with lovely light lavender-blue blooms! Your pollinators and garden beds and containers will become invigorated with this new cultivar available now at NatureHills.com!

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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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

SylvesterBlue™ Catmint Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nepeta x 'G19213'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes