I love Nepeta, but usually the only one I can find is Walker's Low. It is good, but Cat's Pajamas just keeps blooming for me. IO don't think I have even sheared it back this year yet it continues blooming. It is also an easy to care for plant, and I don't think you can go wrong with it.
Nepeta x faassenii 'Cat's Pajamas'
- 2021 Proven Winners Perennial of the year!
- Heavy bloomer
- Like a compact form of 'Cat's Meow'
Nepeta x faasenii 'Cat's Pajamas' may be smaller in size than other varieties, but it makes up for it with its profusion of blooms. It has a ball-shaped habit that produces long, dark flower stems. Bright indigo blue flowers are produced from the base of the stem to the tips. When the flowers fade the rosy purple calyxes give an extended pop of color. A selection of Nepeta x faassenii, which is a sterile hybrid between N. racemosa & N. nepetella.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Ground Cover, Herb Gardens, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower, Fragrant Foliage & Flowers, Sterile
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.
Broken stems release a fragrance that tend to attract cats. Leaf scent will deter deer and rabbits.
Got "Cat's Pajamas" in late spring and put it in the garden the next day. Started to flower in a week and has not stopped. Hoping the Hummers will like it next year once it gets bigger.