Walker’s Low Catmint – Nepeta X Faassenii


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Walker’s Low Catmint (Nepeta x Faassenii) is a delightful and versatile perennial herb that is cherished by gardeners and feline friends alike. Known for its striking lavender-blue flowers and aromatic foliage, this easy-to-care-for plant adds a touch of beauty and charm to any garden or landscape. Its low-maintenance nature and various applications make it a must-have addition to your outdoor space.


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Thrives in dry soils and is very tolerant of drought. Somewhat intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South, however, and appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates such as the St. Louis area. Shear flower spikes after initial flowering to promote continued bloom.


Typical Uses:

  • Garden Borders: Walker’s Low Catmint makes for an exceptional border plant, creating a sea of vibrant, blue blooms that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
  • Ground Cover: Its low, spreading habit also works perfectly as ground cover, adding a soft, silvery touch to your garden beds.
  • Container Gardens: This catmint variety thrives in containers, allowing you to enjoy its beauty on patios, balconies, and even indoors.
  • Cat Attraction: As the name suggests, Walker’s Low Catmint is a favorite of our feline companions. Plant it strategically to give your cats a natural playground and enjoy their playful antics.

Establishment and Care Instructions:

  • Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and place your Walker’s Low Catmint at the same depth as it was in the pot.
  • Watering: Water deeply during the initial growth period to establish strong roots. Once established, this drought-tolerant plant requires minimal watering.
  • Pruning: Prune the spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and maintain their tidy appearance. A light trim in late spring can also rejuvenate the plant.
  • Fertilizing: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to provide essential nutrients for vigorous growth.
  • Winter Care: Walker’s Low Catmint is hardy and typically doesn’t require special winter protection, but a layer of mulch can help in colder climates.

Special Features and Usage:

  • Fragrance: The aromatic foliage of Walker’s Low Catmint exudes a delightful minty fragrance when brushed or crushed, creating a pleasant ambiance in your garden.
  • Pollinator Magnet: This catmint variety is a pollinator’s paradise, attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to your garden.
  • Deer and Rabbit Resistant: Walker’s Low Catmint is known for its resistance to damage from deer and rabbits, making it an excellent choice for gardens in areas with these critters.
  • Cut Flowers: The lavender-blue blooms are perfect for fresh-cut flower arrangements, infusing your home with a calming scent.
Water Use






Soil Moisture

Well Drained


1 Gallon


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