Neptune nepeta, or catmint, is a short plant that has large blooms for such a low growing plant. Unlike other catmints this variety is suitable for the formal garden setting where spacing and neatness are a must. The violet-blue blooms are borne heavily in mid-late spring through early summer with sporadic blooms throughout the summer and a larger flush of blooms in the fall if deadheaded. Loved by butterflies, bees, and the occasional hummingbird. A great container plant as well!
Mature Plant Size: 12" Tall, 10" Spread
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Fall
Light Exposure: Full - Part Sun, Best in full sun in northern climates
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.5
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Fertilizer: A little compost at planting time is sufficient or half the dose of a regular all purpose granular or scratch in fertilizer. A lot of nitrogen leads to weak growth and shorter lived plants.
Container Size: 4.5" Pot
Patented Plant Cannot Be Propagated, Plant Patent No. - 29,556