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Nepeta racemosa 'Blue Wonder' (Catmint)

Catmint, Persian Catmint


Catmint 'Blue Wonder' (Nepeta racemosa) is a lovely dwarf perennial noted for its continuous massive dark blue blooms, on short spikes atop aromatic, gray-green foliage, from late spring to early fall.

  • A remarkably low-maintenance plant that is also pest and disease free, this excellent performer is highly versatile and can be used in many situations: in the front of the perennial border, in rock gardens or in naturalistic plantings. It is also great for edging beds or paths and even as a ground cover!
  • Hardy, it typically grows in a bushy mound, 9-18 in. tall (22-45 cm) and wide 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils and thrives in full sun to part shade.
  • A dry soil lover, it is very drought tolerant.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant but irresistible to butterflies
  • Shear flower spikes after flowering to encourage new blooms. Seeds are sterile, therefore propagation should result from division.

Nepeta racemosa Blue Wonder, Nepeta Blue Wonder, Catmint Blue Wonder, Nepeta x mussinii 'Blue Wonder, Best perennial plants, deer resistant perennial,drought resistant perennial

Nepeta racemosa Blue Wonder, Nepeta Blue Wonder, Catmint Blue Wonder, Nepeta x mussinii 'Blue Wonder, Best perennial plants, deer resistant perennial,drought resistant perennial

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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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 9" – 2' (22cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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*Pictures are courtesy of EC Brown's Nursery

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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 9" – 2' (22cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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