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Nepeta ‘Early Bird’
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’
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Nepeta ‘Early Bird’

Blue Catmint

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.375.070

The many selections of Catmint are well-known workhorses in the perennial garden, providing extended bloom as they knit and weave themselves beautifully through taller companions. This selection is the earliest blooming of all with flowering starting in late spring and lasting up to six weeks. It forms a mound of aromatic, grey-green leaves, bearing upright spikes of lavender-blue flowers. Excellent planted along a walkway.

Further details for
Nepeta ‘Early Bird’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.