Nepeta (Catmint) Prelude™ Blue

Nepeta (Catmint)   NEP-eh-tuh

Prelude™ Blue:  Blue Prelude Catmint is a brand new Nepeta, unlike any other you’ve seen before. This tall perennial boasts showy blue flowers clustered closely together on spikes for a high-impact display. Bright blue freckles on the flower petals add even more appeal. No wonder pollinators can’t resist it! Glossy green foliage looks fresh all season and has a minty aroma when crushed. This long-blooming catmint is effortless to grow. It’s tolerant of heat and drought, resistant to deer, handles rocky and sandy soil and requires little maintenance. It’s perfect for perennial beds, flower gardens, or even rock gardens.

Zone 3

Full to Part Sun

Height: 28-36″/Spread: 24-30″

Summer – Early Fall

Size Available: 1 Gallon



Nepeta (Catmint) Prelude™ Blue


Nepeta (Catmint)   NEP-eh-tuh

Catmint (Nepeta) is a genus of perennial herbs in the mint family that also includes catnip (Nepeta cataria). They are extremely easy-to-grow plants with few pests or problems. Nepeta has slightly aromatic gray-green foliage with a delicate, lacy appearance. Its billowing foliage is topped with spikes of flowers in early summer with repeat blooms throughout the season. The flowers can be white, pink, or lavender-blue.

Most catmint varieties have a somewhat sprawling growth habit, making them nice plants for edging planting areas and for running along paths. As with many scented, gray-foliage plants, catmint is deer-resistant. It grows quickly and in most climates can be planted from spring to early fall.