groundcover, perennial

Nepeta racemosa | Catmint

(Nepeta mussinii)

This species is notorious for reseeding vigorously, so be aware plants may turn up where you don't want them. Improved selections are available; 'Walker's Low' makes a good groundcover. Also see Nepeta x faassenii, which produces sterile seeds. Canopy coverage: 3 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -30F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 2 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green, gray-green

Flower Color: blue, lavender

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: bees