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Mar 5, 2012 5:39 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
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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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Mar 6, 2012 5:44 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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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')
I garden for the pollinators.
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Mar 6, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks, Tee. Wow, plant of the week!
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Mar 6, 2012 2:10 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
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.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Mar 6, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Here's a link to nepeta Little Titch I'm getting this year. I think it's soooo cute.

http://www.naturehills.com/pro...
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Mar 7, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Sweet. Thumbs up
I garden for the pollinators.
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Mar 7, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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I have lots of Salvias and Veronicas but only 1 nepeta Walkers Low, I cant believe I dont have a photo.
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Mar 7, 2012 4:17 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
'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?
I garden for the pollinators.
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Mar 7, 2012 7:20 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
It's not looking like it, LOL.
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Mar 7, 2012 7:41 PM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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Are nepetas long- lived plants?

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

Karen
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Mar 8, 2012 4:50 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
'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.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Mar 8, 2012 5:17 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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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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Mar 8, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
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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.

Karen
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Mar 8, 2012 7:07 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
I agree
I garden for the pollinators.
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Mar 8, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Mine in the strip are Walkers Low also, and they stand up pretty straight. Maybe they are propped up by the irises.
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Mar 13, 2012 3:29 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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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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Eternity, only two.
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Mar 13, 2012 6:25 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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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
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


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Mar 14, 2012 4:34 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Garden Ideas: Master Level Cat Lover Birds Region: Tennessee Echinacea
Thanks, Cinda. I agree that the WL looks better in drier areas.
I garden for the pollinators.
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Mar 14, 2012 4:44 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Echinacea
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.

Karen
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Mar 20, 2012 5:39 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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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.
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Eternity, only two.

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