Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low' (25) Bare Root Plants
a/k/a Catmint and Catnip
The cultivar name is somewhat misleading, the plant is named for its garden of origin, not its growth habit.
Gray-green, aromatic foliage gives way to a plethora of soft lavender-blue flowers which are produced over a long period in summer. Although the stems are 2-3' long, the plant's arching habit brings the height down to 18-24" if it is not staked. When Nepeta's stems are broken, they release an aroma into the air that tends to attract cats, thus its common name, Catmint.
Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year -- 2007
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit -- 2012
Missouri Botanical Garden Plants of Merit
Height: 24.0-36.0 Inches
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer - Midsummer
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting
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I ordered 25 of these (bare root) and they came well packed, in perfect condition. Got them in the ground the next day, and now, a week later, I see lots of healthy top growth. Very pleased with both the plants and the ordering/shipping process.