Junior Walker Nepeta also known as Catmint, has tiny, lavender-blue flowers on tall spikes above blue-green foliage. It is a sport of Walker’s Low Nepeta but unlike it’s parent, it will not re-seed. Being of the mint family, both the leaves and flowers are fragrant when bruised or crushed. Junior Walker flowers abundantly from May through September though blooming may slack off a bit during very hot periods. It looks great when used as a ground cover, in containers or when spilling over a garden wall.
Nepeta, or Catmint, may be attractive to cats so don’t be surprised if you find feline friends visiting your landscape. Most varieties are native to Europe, Asia and Africa. They can be divided in early spring or fall. After the first flush of flowers you can cut the plant back to promote new and more abundant blooms.
Spacing: Plant 30″ to 40″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 20″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.
Tips: Likes moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate dry conditions once established.
Uses: Garden Beds, Landscapes, Containers, Ground Cover
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