Nepeta Walker's Low
Walker's Low Catmint
Details2007 Perennial Plant of the Year 18-24" tall x 18" wide. Nepeta 'Walker's Low' (named after a place in England, not its growth habit) is a stunning non-reseeding Catmint selection with attractive, crinkled blue-green foliage and a profusion of deep lavender-blue flowers. Shear it back after the first flush of flowers in late spring and it will come back into bloom later in the summer. Nepeta 'Walker's Low' thrives in harsh conditions. A rugged, easy-to-grow addition to any xeriscape, Walker's Low Catmint makes a fine companion plant to silver-leaved Artemisia or Blue Avena Grass (Helictotrichon). (Cutting propagated.)
HBLSN31 (Plant - 3.5" deep pot)
71292 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
|Common Name||Walker's Low Catmint|
|Botanical Name||Nepeta Walker's Low|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Blue, Purple|
|Mature Height||18-24" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Additional Information||3.5" pot size grown by our friends at Perennial Favorites in Layton, UT|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips for Growing Lavender
The catmints (Nepeta) are some of our best garden perennials being long-lived, very easy-to-grow, resistant to browsing animals (deer and rabbits). Catmints are an excellent source of nectar for honeybees and butterflies and are a great beginner's perennial.
Many species are excellent in the xeric (low-water garden) and they grow well in a wide range of soil types, including dry clay. They grow well with at least a half day of sun, but flower best in full sun. We recommend planting only sterile hybrids and avoiding any Nepeta that are propagated from seed. The seed-grown catmints can be aggressively weedy, spreading themselves throughout the garden and crowding out neighboring perennials.
The varieties we offer are outstanding, sterile (no seeds), long blooming varieties:
- Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue' - This low growing, non-spreading plant has beautiful lavender-blue flowers. In In early summer after the first flush of flowers have faded, shear off the flower spikes just above the foliage to get the plants to re-bloom again later in the summer.
- Nepeta 'Walker's Low' - has showy deep blue flowers on tall flower spikes. 'Walker's Low' grows as a neat, non-suckering, well behaved plant and blooms for many months from late spring into mid-summer. Deadheading (shearing off the faded flower spikes just above the foliage) will encourage stronger re-blooming.
More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Catmint (Nepeta) plants: Growing Nepeta: Pick the Best and Enjoy the Show.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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