Nepeta, or Catmint, is an attractive, easy-to-grow perennial that has many cultivars in various shades of blue. They grow well in a wide range of soils and are drought tolerant. Due to their easy-to-grow reputation, they are a great choice for perennial gardening beginners.
They are resistant to the foraging of deer and rabbits, but cats are literally addicted to them. Nepeta cataria (common catnip) and a few other Nepeta contain nepetalactone which causes temporary euphoria in cats.
After the first flush of blue flowers you can cut the plant back to promote new and more abundant blooms. The blooms attract pollinators.
Nepeta Purrsian Blue
Purrsian Blue Nepeta is a improved variety with a densely mounded habit that stays tidy all season. Purrsian Blue is very floriferous and blooms from late spring through fall with blue flowers that cover the mounds of foliage. The foliage itself is grey-green and aromatic.
Nepeta Purrsian Blue is easy to grow and low-maintenance with very few pest problems. It can be planted in a wide variety of soils and and used in a wide variety of situations. It is drought tolerant and deer and rabbit resistant. It’s blooms also attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Plant in full sun 28-32″ apart. Grow 14-18″ tall and 18-30″ wide.
Purrsian Blue Nepeta will nearly double in size it’s second year. First year growth will probably be around the 14-20″ wide range. Then the second year it should flush out to 20-30″ wide.
Nepeta Purrsian Blue is available in our Perennial Quart size category.