Nepeta subsessilis Candy Cat

Catmint

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-30" (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 / Accent: Lavender / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Larger 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 individual stalks, leaves are larger, and a moist site is preferred. Flowers and leaves of Nepeta Candy Cat have a mild minty scent.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Web Exclusive
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Nepeta General Information:

Nepeta are smothered with blossoms in summer. Subsessilis are native to the mountain slopes of Japan and prefer a moist site. Cats enjoy it as much as catnip.

Nepeta Plant Care:

Does not need an especially fertile soil. 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. Seeds are sterile.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: NECA