Nepeta (Catmint) Purrsian Blue

Nepeta (Catmint)   NEP-eh-tuh

Purrsian Blue: An exquisite new catmint variety with long-lasting clusters of vibrant lavender-blue flowers and aromatic gray-green foliage. Compact growth habit makes it an excellent choice for sunny beds and borders. This blooming machine will attract bees and butterflies all summer and into fall. An herbaceous perennial.

Full to Part Sun

Height: 14-18″/Spread: 18-30″

Summer – Early Fall

Size Available: 1 Gallon

 

 

Description

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.