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Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’
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Nepeta racemosa Walker’s Low

June–September.



<i>Nepeta racemosa</i> ‘Walker’s Low’

<i>Nepeta racemosa</i> ‘Walker’s Low’

Nepeta

Catmint

Sometime around May a certain fragrance tells us that it’s time for sunny days and warm weather. It’s Nepeta! Catmint, as it is commonly called, is a free bloomer whose billowy mounds of lavender, pink or white flowers are as opulent as its aromatic foliage.

Supposedly, this herb renders timid people fierce, and the botanist Tournefort tells of a hangman who couldn’t cut the mustard “til he chewed a little catmint root.” Make sure you have some Loosestrife around in case things get out of hand.

Cut back in July for an encore in the fall.

Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ full sun

This low mounding newcomer has a clean-cut look that lasts throughout the summer, making it excellent for the front of a border. The deep lavender-blue flowers are some of the most vividly colored of the Nepetas we offer, and they harmonize beautifully with the blooms of Penstemon ‘Pike’s Peak Purple’ and Helenium ‘Coppelia’.

Size: 18" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ (P-0609)
Each $7.75
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