Care and Planting Instructions

Prefers full sun. Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed, spacing plants 30-36″ apart in dry, average soil that is well-drained. Drought tolerant. Plant height 24-30″.To keep plants looking their best, cut plants back regularly by a third periodically to promote a fuller appearance. In the fall, you can cut the plants just above ground level. Be sure to mulch over the top if winters are harsh in your area. Mulch annually with well-rotted compost for best results.

Does well in containers or mixed pots. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer, insect and mouse resistant.

Mint, Catmint Walker’s Low
nepeta x faassenii

Walker’s Low Catmint blooms all summer and is very drought tolerant, so it is good for places where other plants won’t perform. It also has a nice shape with sturdy stems, and it is not too tall. Walker’s Low, unlike other mints, obediently stays put where planted. The blooms are a gorgeous bluish purple and both flowers and foliage give off a sweet aroma that is irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. Since it blooms all summer long and survives miserable weather quite well, it is most appreciated for its ornamental qualities. For culinary purposes, however, it is best to use the other mints.

Like catnip, cat toys can be made out of this herb. For a fuller tidier look, prune back to about 6″ each fall. Fall is also a good time to divide catmint.