Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low') in the Catmints Database

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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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: 24 to 30 inches (61 - 76 cm)
Plant Spread: 24 to 30 inches (61 - 76 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Lavender-blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: sterile
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2001 Great Plant Picks award winner; 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year
Child plants: one child plant

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 28, 2011 1:04 PM

Walker's Low is my favorite Catmint. Very easy care and never needs watering. Once it starts blooming in the spring it just keeps going until frost.

Located on the north shore of Nassau County Long Island, NY zone 6/7 were it is humid in the summer.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on May 18, 2012 1:04 PM

This is a very long lived perennial in my garden. The best show of flower color is when grown in hot dry conditions.
After the first flush of bloom it can be cut back by half and will re-bloom, this also keeps it manageable. This plant grows fast and can get floppy.

Cats : This plant is the same family as catnip (Nepeta cataria) I have four and they never bother this plant till I cut it then it is of some interest for a couple days.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 24, 2014 4:39 PM

Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) 'Walker's Low' produces abundant lavender blue blossoms throughout the growing season. Bees love catmint blossoms, and cats may cozy up to it as well. 'Walker's Low' will grow 2 to 2.5 feet tall. Does well in medium to dry soils. It enjoys sun, although it may do best with some afternoon shade in hot southern climates.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 3:59 PM

The small white Sulfur Butterflies love these flowers.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 7, 2012 12:35 AM

PPA Plant of the Year 2007

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