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Nepeta Prelude™ Purple

Catmint, Japanese Catmint
$17.95 ea.
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Aromatic Foliage
Offers long-blooming flowers for months with effortless care! Larger royal-purple upright tubular flowers reach maturity quickly and maintain a tidy habit. Your garden will be the local hangout for beneficial pollinators. Nepeta Prelude™ Purple flaunts additional positive attributes with its deer and rabbit resistance. Its tall, upright habit provides a lush accent to patios where its minty fragrance, flowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds can be enjoyed up close. Trim back the spent flowers to enjoy a seemingly never-ending surge of color.

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Code NEPU

Patent PP33,997 'Balprelurp'

Plant Type Perennials

Species subsessilis

Height Medium 28-36"

Spacing Plant 3-4' apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October