Nepeta faassenii Purrsian Blue

Catmint, Catnip

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 14-18" (Plant 18-30" 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: Lavender / Blue
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

The Purrfect size! The tidy, naturally rounded habit usually doubles its width in the second year. Dark purple calyxes surround the periwinkle blue flowers rising from the foliage. Low maintenance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long blooming; looks great all season.

Nepeta are smothered with blossoms in summer. One of the best perennials to edge or underplant a rose bed. Its long season of bloom and carefree habit make N. Purrsian Blue a good companion to Coreopsis and Hemerocallis.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Nepeta General Information:

Nepeta are smothered with blossoms in summer. Likes sun and tolerates dry conditions once established. One of the best plants to edge or underplant a rose bed. 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.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: NEPB