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Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ (Catmint)

Catmint 'Walker's Low', Persian Catmint 'Walker's Low', Nepeta × faassenii 'Walker's Low'

AGM Award
Nepeta Racemosa Walker's Low, Nepeta Walker's Low, Catmint Walker's Low, Best perennial plants, Award perennial, long flowering perennial
Nepeta Racemosa Walker's Low, Nepeta Walker's Low, Catmint Walker's Low, Best perennial plants, Award perennial, long flowering perennial
Nepeta Racemosa Walker's Low, Nepeta Walker's Low, Catmint Walker's Low, Best perennial plants, Award perennial, long flowering perennial

Award-winning Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ (Catmint) is a popular herbaceous perennial noted for its massive lavender-blue blooms on short spikes, atop aromatic, gray-green foliage in early summer, continuing on and off through early fall if spent flowers are regularly removed.

  • 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 rock gardens or in naturalistic plantings. It is also great for edging beds or paths and even as a ground cover!
  • Its noteworthy qualities have earned it many awards including the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (2012) and Perennial Plant of the Year Award (2007).
  • Hardy, it typically grows in spreading clumps up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm) in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils and thrives in full sun to part shade.
  • A dry soil lover, it is drought tolerant. Humidity and salt tolerant too!
  • Attracts the energy of hummingbirds and butterflies but is ignored by deer and rabbits.
  • Shear flower spikes after flowering to encourage new blooms.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 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 Lamiaceae
Genus Nepeta
Common names Catmint
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Nepeta govaniana (Catmint)
Nepeta grandiflora ‘Dawn to Dusk’ (Catmint)
Nepeta grandiflora ‘Bramdean’ (Catmint)
Nepeta sibirica ‘Souvenir d’André Chaudron’ (Catmint)
Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ (Catmint)
Nepeta x faassenii Junior Walker (Catmint)

Recommended Companion Plants

Helenium (Sneezeweed)
Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy)
Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan)
Iris sibirica (Siberian Iris)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 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 Lamiaceae
Genus Nepeta
Common names Catmint
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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