2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

By Charlie Nardozzi

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a perennial plant of year. This plant is one that has multiple seasons of interest, is low maintenance, and is adapted to different climates. The 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year is Nepeta 'Walker's Low'.

This catmint has crinkled, aromatic, silver-green foliage and lavender-colored flowers on a plant that only grows 3 feet tall and wide. It's hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8 and grows best in full sun. 'Walker's Low' is drought- and salt-tolerant, deer- and rabbit-resistant, and has few pests or diseases.

For more information about 'Walker's Low' catmint, go to: Perennial Plant Association.

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