Nepeta Walker's Deep Blue

Walker's Deep Blue Catmint

Walker's Deep Blue Catmint (Nepeta) is just like 'Walker's Low'--long blooming and easily grown--but with noticeably darker blue flowers.
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 18-20" tall 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to mid-summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC017303

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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SKU
HC017303
Details
Walker's Deep Blue Catmint (Nepeta) is a dark blue flowered form of Nepeta 'Walker's Low' discovered in a Santa Fe, NM landscape. It's identical in size and growth habit and durability in the garden, but in hot, sunny growing conditions it will have noticeably darker blue flowers.
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SKU
HC017303
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Walker's Deep Blue Catmint
Botanical Name
Nepeta 'Walker's Deep Blue'
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
18-20" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid-summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Yes - Learn More
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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