Perennials forum: Perennial Plant of the Week: Let's see your nepetas

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 5, 2012 5:39 PM CST
I just love nepetas. Sooooo easy to grow. I want to add some different ones.

This year I have coming Little Titch, which is new to me. Any experience with Little Titch?

Can anyone tell me which nepetas they like, and if you have pics, all the better.

Thanks.

Here's a couple of mine.


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Garden shot with nepeta.


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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 6, 2012 5:44 AM CST
Thanks, Polly. I took the liberty of making this a PPOTW. I have "regular" Nepeta cataria in pots and my in-ground fave is Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'. That's all I have here just yet, but I know I will be getting or starting more this year.

Yours look great! Very nice with the Iris. Smiling

Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low')

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 6, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Thanks, Tee. Wow, plant of the week!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 6, 2012 2:10 PM CST
Well, it's Nepeta's fifteen minutes of fame this week. Green Grin!

Nepeta is a great plant ... I hope we get more suggestions of favorite varieties ... and pictures. I will definitely be planting more.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 6, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Here's a link to nepeta Little Titch I'm getting this year. I think it's soooo cute.

http://www.naturehills.com/product/little_titch_catmint.aspx
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 7, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Sweet. Thumbs up
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Mar 7, 2012 11:45 AM CST
I have lots of Salvias and Veronicas but only 1 nepeta Walkers Low, I cant believe I dont have a photo.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 7, 2012 4:17 PM CST
'Walker's Low' is a great plant. Green Grin!

I don't know if a lot of people grow Nepetas yet. Do ya'll think so?


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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 7, 2012 7:20 PM CST
It's not looking like it, LOL.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 7, 2012 7:41 PM CST
Are nepetas long- lived plants?

I bought my first one last year, a Walker's Low.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 8, 2012 4:50 AM CST
'Walker's Low' is long-lived and I think many of the others are as well. I grew Nepeta cataria first because I'm an herb grower ... and that led to the 'Walker's Low' and more to come. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.



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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 8, 2012 5:17 AM CST
I have the same two, and last year I added Dropmore hybrid. Walkers Low certainly isn't an impact plant here; the stems are generally pretty much prostrate, and bear just a few flowers at a time. The Dropmore was little last year, so I don't know yet if it'll be any better.

I do love their tiny blooms, but they're so low to the ground that it's a bit difficult to enjoy them.
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kqcrna
Mar 8, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Thanks. My Walker's Low was just bought last year (4" pot). It grew well, should be bigger this year. I was thinking of trying to propagate it this year. Looks like it should be an easy one to do from cuttings or layering in place.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 8, 2012 7:07 AM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 8, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Mine in the strip are Walkers Low also, and they stand up pretty straight. Maybe they are propped up by the irises.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Mar 13, 2012 3:29 PM CST
as always late to the party
Thumb of 2012-03-13/gardengus/6904f1 walkers low (catmint) complete with cat
My cats do not normally bother the plant untill I cut it and it releases a more intense smell.
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This is a picture from a couple years ago when we got a lot of rain, it got tall and I held it up till finished blooming.
Don't water it , much shorter in a hot dry area, also better color.
My original plant has been divided several times and shared all over the gardening neighborhood.
The plant can be cut down to about 4'' after bloom to get a second bloom and keep it from flopping.
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 13, 2012 6:25 PM CST
gardengus said:
The plant can be cut down to about 4'' after bloom to get a second bloom and keep it from flopping.


Thanks for this advice, Cinda! Thumbs up I might just need to cut mine. Smiling

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 14, 2012 4:34 AM CST
Thanks, Cinda. I agree that the WL looks better in drier areas.

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kqcrna
Mar 14, 2012 4:44 AM CST
I have a new baby. Walker's Low baby, that is. The plant is supposed to be sterile but I think this must be a reseeder rather than from a root, because it's one tiny shoot probably a foot from the plant. I'll let it put on some growth then transplant to another area.

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Mar 20, 2012 5:39 AM CST
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Finally found this photo , This is grown in rocks along a sidewalk at the mall, with no care and look at the color and blooms.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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