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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry 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
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Lavender-blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flowers to ensure more flowering throughout the season.
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Sterile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Nepeta
  • Faassen's Catmint
  • Ornamental Catmint
  • Catmint

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Location: Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 6.12.20
This continues to bloom after its initial surge. Bees love it.
Location: Albuquerque, NM Zone 7b
Date: 6.12.20
More compact than Walker's Low and blooms longer without dead-hea
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-08-10
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-08-14
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-06-01
Great nectar source #Pollination
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Mar 14, 2015 11:19 PM concerning plant:
    Catmint, Nepeta x faassenii 'Select Blue' is a High Country Gardens introduction.

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