Nepeta 'Walker's Low'
Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Catmint
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/10W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Height: 2-3' Spacing: 24-30"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Product Details

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Like others in this genus, 'Walker's Low' offers delicately hairy gray-green leaves with a tangy, fresh fragrance that a friend calls "spicy mint." Clouds of small purplish blue flowers are carried on 8–9″ spikes for several weeks in midsummer. Plants don't tend to split in the center as other Nepetas do. A rough shearing (cut stems back by about 2/3) after bloom keeps the plants' habit neat and will encourage some repeat bloom until frost. We obtained great results when we matched 'Walker's Low' with Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' and Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns.'

Most Nepetas are thrifty plants that prosper in average, well-drained soils, and the majority offer deliciously fragrant, gray-green foliage and numerous spikes of small flowers, generally in the blue to purple range. They are durable, hardy, and pest free. Like Catnip, the best-known member of the genus, Nepetas may send felines into a frenzy.

For more information on the growing and care of Nepeta, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Easy to grow & looks great.

A viewer from Canton NY

Buying six more to plant in a sunny, rocky-ish area close to the street.

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Wonderful success!

Pale Green Thumb from Massachusetts

We planted Walker's Low for the first time in Spring 2014, at the front of a new raised bed, in front of Shasta Daisies, near Black-eyed Susans and red Bee Balm. FABULOUS! It bloomed nonstop April 'til frost! The blue lavender color was lovely with the daisies and other nearby flowers. Bees adore it. Our soil blend might have been a bit too rich, as the plants flopped a bit, but they're already growing again after the very tough winter we just got through. The plants were in excellent shape when we received them from White Flower Farm. Now that we know how great Nepeta is, we will probably try more. Thank you WFF!

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5 ft by 5 ft after 4 yrs zone 4

Misty Blue from North Eastern Minnesota

After 4 years has sent up new plants very near main plant. If you love purple, this is a great plant. I let mine 'flop' and do whatever to take up space. Thinking about getting a peony hoop for next year but it is so dense it doesn't allow weeds to grow YEAH! Still debating on that. Have transplanted new plants around base of lilacs. Gorgeous! Bees could care less about my 3 macro hydrangea, 2 limelights, rose, peony and misc lily. They flock to the cat mint. Bees are a good thing. It's August and new shoots are still coming up in the center. Southern exposure. First year not much happened. 2nd year it doubled and continues to double each year. I should cut it back but I LOVE IT! Luckily I planted it on the east/south edge of that garden so it can do whatever it wants. If you want a BIG impact, plant by itself and just let her go.....

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Great grower!

Rebel from DFW, TX

3 tiny plants covered a large area in just one season delivered beautiful blue gray foliage with small blue-purple flowers. It did exactly what I hoped...however any time I brushed against it, my ams broke out in small whelps and itched like crazy. Sadly I had to remove the plants.

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Pretty AND Foolproof!

gardengrl from catskills of ny

we needed to find a deer proof inexpensive low flowering plant to unify two large beds. what we expected was something mildly interesting but have been rewarded with a much hardier lavendar lookalike that is a real stunner! wish i had found walkers low years ago! currently paired with shasta daisies, monarda, pink and white coneflowers and wine & roses weigela. good filler for the front of the beds.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: nep'eh-tuh  

Plant Nepeta in full sun or partial shade, and in well-drained soil. Tolerates drought. Cut plants back hard—to just a few inches tall—after the first wave of flowers to keep plants compact and to encourage repeat bloom.

Cats are almost as enamored of Catmints as they are of Catnip (which belongs to the same genus). You may need to protect plants (especially the first season after planting) to prevent them from being mauled. The foliage of N. nervosa lacks the spicy scent produced by the leaves of the other Catmints and is probably less attractive to cats.

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