Nepeta Walker's Low

Walker's Low Catmint

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Nepeta Walker's Low (Walker's Low Catmint) is a robust variety with dark lavender-blue flowers in late spring and aromatic gray-green foliage. Thriving in harsh conditions, this durable, rabbit and deer resistant perennial plant is an indispensable for use in xeriscapes. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
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SKU HBLSNXX
Award: Perennial Plant of the Year

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2007 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. Cut back just above ground-level in mid-spring after the first flush of blooms. Shear off faded flowers in June to re-bloom. 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.)
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HBLSNXX
HBLSN31 (Plant - 3.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
71292 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
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, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Catmint (Nepeta)

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 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.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 5, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.7

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  • Healthy (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Fragrant (3)

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3.0

I would not buy this again

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from Frisco TX

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Did not bloom

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  • Patio

Comments about High Country Gardens Nepeta Walker's Low:

I planted this on the side of my house. It survived but did not thrive. Perhaps it will perform better next year.

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5.0

Beautiful plant!

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from Phoenix Arizona

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Nepeta Walker's Low:

    I bought the catmint primarily for my cat who loved it in Bend Oregon. However....it is not suitable for a south facing balcony in Phoenix Arizona! It did well until the months of 110 +/- temps. It bit the dust during the weeks of 115-120 degrees. I thought maybe it would rally, but the conditions were too severe ....During it's short life it grew very fast and was very pretty. Excellent plant for a climate a tiny bit more moderate.

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    5.0

    The honey bees and native bees are ecstatic

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    from Santa Rosa

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Nepeta Walker's Low:

      The honey bees, native bees, and all sorts of wonderful flying critters love the catmint, blooming from June through October!

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      5.0

      Trouble free bee magnet

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      from Denver

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Nepeta Walker's Low:

        This was in one of my first orders from HCG. It has been completely trouble-free and is now a big bushy plant about 2 1/2 feet across next to the sidewalk. It gets no special treatment and the bees are always all over it. Nothing seems to cause problems--weather, lack of rain, hail, snow.

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        5.0

        love it

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        from Prescott AZ

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Nepeta Walker's Low:

          It's been 15 months since I put it in the ground. This spring it jumped up and has had blooms all spring & summer. Granted the blooms since July have been weak compared to early on. A warning though, if you are afraid of bees skip this plant. I have 6 plants that are about 2 feet in diameter, healthy mounds of flowering shoots that maintain a constant hum of bees. They seem intent on the blooms, I don't bother them they keep to their business. Some butterflies, seldom little hummingbirdlikemoths.
          Between these and the lavender its a constant butterfly flurry and buzzing park.

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          5.0

          Show horse of the garden

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          from East Bay, CA

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Nepeta Walker's Low:

              Everyone has a go to plant, and this is mine. Within only a couple months of being planted and decently watered, it is has spread almost two by three feet with beautiful flowers, just as seen in the picture. I couldn't be more pleased by the shape of the plant (sloping arch) and the lavender flowers.

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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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