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Nepeta subsessilis
Nepeta subsessilis
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Nepeta subsessilis

Japanese Catmint

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.375.200

Different in habit from the low, edging types of Catmint, this species forms a bushy, upright mound of fragrant, glossy green leaves. Clusters of tubular violet-blue flowers appear through the summer. A good mid-border selection, also excellent in containers. Flowers are nice for cutting. Clumps may be pruned back hard in July to rejuvenate the foliage and encourage repeat flowering in the autumn. Easily divided in early spring. Attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Nepeta subsessilis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.