Little Trudy® Nepeta

Little Trudy® Nepeta (Nepeta ‘Psfike’ PP18,904) is a compact, long-blooming Catmint with warm purple flowers that bloom from late spring through summer, attracting bees and butterflies. Finely textured aromatic foliage will help to deter deer and rabbits.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height8-10" tall
Mature Spread12-16" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early fall
ShippingNow shipping to zones 7-10.
Other zones shipping soon.
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017527

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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$9.99
Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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SKU
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(10” tall x 12-16” wide) Little Trudy® Nepeta is the most compact Catmint cultivar, making it an excellent choice for the front edge of the perennial border, containers, rock gardens, or groundcovers. The flowers have a definite pink tinge to the blue flowers and is distinct from other x faassenii type Nepeta. The plant is sterile and not a weedy re-seeder, though it will naturalize and spread over time. A 2008 Plant Select® award-winner. Recommended companion plants include Sundrops (Calylophus), Blue Flax (Linum), English Lavender (Lavandula) and Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium).

More Information
SKUHC017527
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Little Trudy® Catmint
Botanical Name
Nepeta x Psfike PP#18,904
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
8-10" tall
Mature Spread
12-16" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To 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.
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