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Nepeta subsessilis

Nepeta subsessilis - Japanese Catmint

More About Nepeta subsessilis

  • Spiky heads of violet-blue, tubular flowers with maroon spots
  • Flowers rise above the foliage
  • Aromatic, toothed, ovate, light green leaves, 10 cm long
  • Typically not as drought tolerant as other nepeta species
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to late summer
  • Flower Size: 2 cm
  • Flower Height: 70 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Violet,Violet-blue
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Japanese Catmint Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown in a well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Plants can be pruned back before flowering to help maintain a compact size and shearing flower spikes after they are spent will encourage continued bloom. 


Nepeta subsessilis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green