- Covered in large blue flowers all season
- Rabbits & deer avoid this one
Nepeta 'Blue Prelude' puts on a fantastic display throughout the summer. The large blue flowers cover the plant and both the flowers and foliage have a nice fragrance. Try it along a path, at the front of a bed, or among your roses. A favorite of many important pollinators--as well as cats, of course!
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Ground Cover, Herb Gardens, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Miniature Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds, Cats
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Fragrant, Reblooming/Long Blooming, Easy to Grow
Growth Habit: Mounding, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil. Provide some light shade in afternoon if grown in the South. May be trimmed back before blooming to promote a more compact size. Shear after flowering to induce re-bloom. Divide in early summer, if necessary. Broken stems release a fragrance that tend to attract cats. Leaf scent will deter deer and rabbits.