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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).
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:
More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Catmint (Nepeta) plants: Growing Nepeta: Pick the Best and Enjoy the Show.
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My Favorite Plant
from Tijeras, NM
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Comments about High Country Gardens Nepeta Walker's Low:
I got my first catmint years ago and it has become the favorite in my garden. It returns year after year and fills out beautifully. It blooms multiple times and is hardy. Bees love it and I've successfully split a few of them. As long as I live in the high desert I'll have lots of these. Note that they get big when established.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would not buy this again
By Sue Miller
from Frisco TX
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I planted this on the side of my house. It survived but did not thrive. Perhaps it will perform better next year.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By Lucy in Phoenix
from Phoenix Arizona
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.
The honey bees and native bees are ecstatic
from Santa Rosa
The honey bees, native bees, and all sorts of wonderful flying critters love the catmint, blooming from June through October!
Trouble free bee magnet
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.
from Prescott AZ
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.
(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
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By Escapist Gardener
from East Bay, CA
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.
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.
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