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Nepeta faassenii 'Cat's Meow'

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Garden Height:
17-20 Inches
Garden Spread:
24-36 Inches
  • Low, rounded form--our shortest catmint
  • Light blue flowers throughout the season
  • Your cat will probably love this

Nepeta faassenii 'Cat's Meow' is much tidier than other varieties. It maintains its dense, rounded habit all season long making it a great choice for cottage gardens, borders, and mass planting. The small grey-green, fragrant foliage is held by well-branched stems and is offset by beautiful spikes of sky blue flowers with purple calyxes. This variety will quickly become a favorite with its easy maintenance, drought tolerance, and long bloom time.

Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Herb Gardens, Landscaping, Mass Planting
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Fragrant
Growth Habit: Mounding

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.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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