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Nepeta x 'Early Bird'

Also called Catnip


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Nepeta x 'Early Bird' - Catmint

More About Nepeta x 'Early Bird'

  • Low growing, compact habit
  • Violet-blue flower clusters rise slightly above the foliage
  • Gray-green, aromatic, scalloped leaves
  • Drought tolerant perennial
  • Bloom Time: Early April to May

Interesting Notes:

Some species, especially Nepeta cataria, attracts cats

Zone:

3

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Violet-blue
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Catmint Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun and is drought tolerant once established. Pruning plants back by half after the flowers fade, will promote a second bloom and help to maintain a compact habit.


Nepeta x 'Early Bird' 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

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Flowering Time

Spring
Early Spring

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging