Nepeta racemosa (or x mussinii) Blue Wonder

Catmint

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (Plant 24" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Long blooming, large deep blue flowers. Foliage of Nepeta Blue Wonder is green-gray and aromatic. Its shorter stature (12") makes it suitable for the front of a border, or as a groundcover. Irresistible to butterflies.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot

Nepeta General Information:

Nepeta are smothered with blossoms in summer. Likes sun and dry conditions. One of the best plants to edge or underplant a rose bed. Cut back to the ground at the end of winter. Cats enjoy it as much as catnip.

Nepeta Plant Care:

Prefers dryish, not especially fertile soil. May benefit from gravel mulch. Spent flowers should be sheared off to promote rebloom. Cut back by 2/3 in July to promote reblooming in August to end of summer. Leave foliage on in winter and clean up in spring to help protect roots. Can be divided every 3 - 4 years in spring. Seeds are sterile.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: NEBW