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Select Blue Nepeta

Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue'
SKU: HC016176
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Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue' (Catmint) is a fantastic xeric perennial with dramatic lavender-blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the first flush of flowers comes in late spring, and again later in summer. A long-lived, easily grown perennial, this is an excellent plant for beginners.
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Botanical Name
Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
15" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer


15" tall x 18" wide. Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue' (Catmint) was originally chosen for introduction because of its noticeably bluer flowers than is typical of most Nepeta. 'Select Blue' Catmint has become a cornerstone in many xeriscapes because of its cold hardiness, ease-of-cultivation, longevity and extended period of bloom. The first flush of flower comes in late spring. When deadheaded promptly, you will enjoy a second flush of blooms in late summer. Out of flower, the neat mound of foliage has a pleasing fragrance, texture, and gray-green color. Impervious to browsing animals, it grows easily in most soil types including clay. Is a sterile plant that will not reseed and make a weed of itself like other more common catmint. Cut back just above ground-level (about 3") in mid-spring. Shear off faded flowers in June to re-bloom. (Cutting propagated.)
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