Nepeta faassenii 'Blue Wonder'
Common Name: Catmint and Catnip
Zones 3 to 8.
Plants reach 12 to 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Growth rate: Moderate, erect herbaceous clump-forming perennial.
Gray-green, aromatic foliage gives way to a plethora of lavender-blue flowers in early thru midsummer. The relatively short stature of this variety makes it a good candidate for the front of the border. Related to true catnip (N. cataria), Nepetalactone is not potent enough in this variety to be a strong attraction for cats, but fragrant enough for potpourri.