Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionFinally, a Catmint (Nepeta) for smaller spaces! The space-saving 'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint is easy to fit in your garden. It may have a smaller habit, but it still makes a big impact with hundreds of flowers. The purple-blue flowers are irresistible to pollinators (and gardeners). Silver-green foliage adds extra appeal with a minty aroma when crushed.
You'll love how easy it is to grow Catmint. It's tolerant of heat and drought, resistant to deer and rabbits, and handles rocky and sandy soils. It's an excellent choice for gardeners of any level, especially beginners. Try planting it in perennial beds or containers for a burst of color and fragrance.DetailsBotanical name:Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas' Patent #:PP31127 CPBRAF Common name: Catmint Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 12-14" X 18-20" Flower color: Blue Foliage color: Grey-green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Suitable for slopes, space savers, rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, ground covers, drought tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, erosion control, ground cover, massing, rock garden, slopes, small spacesHow To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Thrives in dry soils and is very drought tolerant. Light: Sun (>6 hours sun). Full sun is best in the North. It is somewhat intolerant of the deep South's heat and humidity and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates. Water: Dry to medium Spacing: 36" Fertilizing: In average soil, needs almost no fertilizer. Too much fertilizer will only make it grow lots of flimsy foliage. Some compost in poor soil in fall or spring or a very light scattering of slow-release fertilizer in early spring will provide sufficient nutrients to keep the plant happy. Winterizing: Leave spent foliage in place over winter to help protect the crown. Wait until early spring to cut it back. Maintenance & pruning: Shear flower spikes after initial flowering to promote continued bloom. Can shear plant foliage for a fresh flush in late summer.
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Plants arrived healthy and look great. They were shipped on time and packed nicely. Planted them a month ago and they are doing very well.
'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint
Compact, fits in anywhere
The plants are healthy, but we’ve had a drought so they are not taking off too quickly. I ordered some last year and they are doing quite well. These plants are drought tolerant once established. The main reasons I bought these: deer resistant, drought tolerant, no deadheading, carefree. Deer and rabbits have not touched these.
Wanted to try the Cat’s Pajamas cat mint. It looks good in the ground. They have small purple blooms. I hope they will grow and thrive. I am using them as a border.
J.L. (New York)
Small and unhealthy looking. Not sure if it's going to make it.
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