Nepeta subsessilis Candy Cat


$11.95 ea. (3+ discount) $11.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: NECA

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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.


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
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Rabbit Resistant

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

Prefers dryish, not 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.