General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches (20-30 cm)
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Catmint

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Location: springfield MO
Date: 2022-03-28
Location: National Botanical Garden (DC) | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-26
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-09
Location: Fairfax, VA | January 2023
Date: 2023-01-21
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Maryland
Date: 2016-04-24
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Comments:
  • Posted by sedumzz (Fairfax VA - Zone 7a) on Aug 17, 2023 10:15 AM concerning plant:
    Early Bird is very short and compact compared to Junior walker. sadly, it did not bloom very well the spring of 2023.

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