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Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' (Catmint)

Catmint 'Blue Moon', 'Blue Moon' Catmint


Fast-growing, eye-catching and heat tolerant, Nepeta nervosa 'Blue Moon' (Catmint) is a dwarf, compact form of catmint with a low spreading habit and a long blooming season. It produces large, dense, lavender flower spikes on full, bushy plants from early to late summer. Atop the finely textured, aromatic, blue-green foliage, which remains attractive throughout the season, its profuse pale purple flowers will bloom in waves all summer. Ideal for small gardens or containers!

  • Typically grows in bushy mounds up to 12-16 in. tall and wide (30-40 cm).
  • Enjoys full sun in dry to medium, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Attractive to butterflies and bees but ignored by deer.
  • Combines beautifully with other perennials in striking color combinations. Very useful and adaptable in the garden. Perfect for mass plantings, beds and borders, edging, groundcovers, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens and containers.
  • No serious pest and disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails or powdery mildews in dry summers.
  • Trim after flowering to keep plants compact.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in early autumn or by division.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Nepeta - Catmints
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 16" (30cm – 40cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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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 4 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Nepeta - Catmints
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 16" (30cm – 40cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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