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Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas' (Catmint)

Catmint 'Cat's Pajamas', Nepeta faassenii 'Cat's Pajamas' PP31127 CPBRAF


Perfect for small gardens, Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas' (Catmint) is a dwarf herbaceous perennial of neat and tidy ball-shaped habit. From early summer into early fall, the foliage is topped with long, dark flower stems boasting showy spikes of indigo blue flowers with rosy purple calyces. Unlike other varieties of Catmint that only produce flowers at the top of the stems, 'Cat's Pajamas' produces blooms from the ground to the tips of the stems for increased impact. As an added bonus, the foliage of small, aromatic, gray-green leaves keeps deer and rabbits away. Low maintenance, drought tolerant, long-lasting blooms, Catmint is a wonderful garden plant. Plant in large drifts along a walkway to create a garden space that overflows with color and enjoy its mint scent when bruised. Terrific near the front of the border and for edging too!

  • Typically grows up to 12-14 inches tall (30-35 cm) and 18-20 in. wide (45-50 cm).
  • Performs best in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Provide light afternoon shade in warm summer areas.
  • A remarkably low-maintenance plant, this excellent performer is highly versatile and can be used in many situations: in the front of the perennial border, in gravel gardens, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens. It is also great for edging beds, along paths. Nepeta is perfect for underplanting roses as the colors complement each other and the foliage hides the bare feet of the rose bushes.
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, but is ignored by deer and rabbits.
  • Extremely easy growing plant with few pests or problems. Watch for leafhoppers or powdery mildew.
  • May be cut back before first flowering to promote more compact size. Shear flower spikes after flowering to encourage a second flowering. Best propagated by division in spring or fall.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Nepeta - Catmints
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Nepeta - Catmints
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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