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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DescriptionWalkers Low' catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) is one of the longest blooming perennials on the market, providing five months of flowers! In late spring, a profusion of fragrant, trumpet-shaped indigo flowers burst into bloom over neat mounds of grey-green foliage. 'Walker's Low' reliably blooms for months on end.
Vigorous and dependable, this perennial is resistant to drought and deer, making it super easy to grow! Count on this long-time favorite to look great even in hot, dry conditions. It's highly versatile, so try planting in rock gardens, edging paths, or herb gardens.DetailsBotanical name:Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low' (syn. N. racemosa 'Walker's Low') Common name: Catmint, Persian catmint Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' X 2-3' Flower color: Purple-blue Foliage color: Grey-green Season of interest: Late spring-fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Suitable for slopes, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best sellers Uses: Border, containers, edging, erosion control, foundation planting, ground cover, massing planting ,rock garden, slopes, specimenHow To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-draining soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Appreciates some shade when grown in heat and humidity. Water: Dry to medium Spacing: 2 - 3 feet Fertilizing: In average soil, it needs almost no fertilizer. Too much fertilizer will only make it grow flimsy foliage. 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 back to keep it from becoming too leggy. Divide in spring if necessary.
I bought two last fall, and while they thrived, one did become a victim of the neighborhood Tuxedo cat. Just remember this is in the 'cat mint' family!
Most of the 12 plants were in great condition when they arrived. 4 of them were somewhat crushed, but have bounced back. We had an early freeze - about 4 weeks early. I covered them, and they have done well.
great website, easy to follow instructions, healthy plants. will be using this website for many years!
Walker's Low Catmint grows like crazy!
It's almost November as I write this and Walker's Low Catmint is still flowering and attracting bees in Southeast Michigan. Each plant has expanded to about 3 feet in diameter since planting about 8 to 10 weeks ago. It is a great filler for areas where you want to keep weeds down and have a nice display and wildlife habitat to boot.
I highly recommend
I ordered catmint plants for a new garden. They arrived very well packaged in cardboard and they are thriving. I would definitely order from Great Garden Plants in the future.