Catnip

Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

Catnip - Nepeta racemosa  'Walker's Low'

Common Name: Catnip
Genus: Nepeta
Species: racemosa
Cultivar: 'Walker's Low'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Deep violet to lilac-blue summer flowers and aromatic mid-green leaves. This violet-lilac catmint makes excellent long-flowering groundcover for a sunny border. Clipped back after the first flush in June it flowers through to early autumn. Useful as an informal scented edge for paths as when trodden on the foliage releases a pleasant aroma.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in spring replanting divided specimens with lots of well-rotted organic matter. If powdery mildew becomes a problem prune out the affected areas and treat the remaining plant with fungicide.


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