Nepeta x faassenii 'Purrsian Blue'
- Heavy bloomer, dense with blue flower spikes
- Improved, compact form is more well-behaved in small spaces
- Fast grower
'Purrsian Blue' shares an improved, tidy habit with the variety 'Cat's Meow', though by comparison it is a bit smaller and more compact overall. In year one it forms a small, nicely rounded clump of tiny green leaves. In its second year it maintains its compact mounding habit but can double in spread to about 2 feet across. It features an abundance of flowers spaced closely together along the stems, adding periwinkle blue with dark purple accents to its charming aromatic foliage from early summer into early fall.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cut Flower, Groundcover, Herb Garden, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Fragrant
Growth Habit: Mounding, Spreading
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.