Nepeta subsessilis Candy Cat


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Plant Code: NECA

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Large clusters of lavender pink flowers are held aloft by lance shaped, lightly toothed deep green foliage. Different from most other catmints in that large flower clusters crown multiple stalks, leaves are larger, and a moist site is preferred. Flowers and leaves of Nepeta Candy Cat have a mild minty scent.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-30"
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Nepeta General Information

Nepeta are smothered with blossoms in summer. Subsessilis are native to the mountain slopes of Japan and different than most Catmints in that they prefer a moist site.

Nepeta Plant Care

Long blooming, but spent flowers can be sheared off to promote rebloom and/or improve appearance. Cut back by 2/3 in July to promote reblooming in August to end of summer. Cut back in early spring to 4-6". Can be divided every 3 - 4 years in spring.