Nepeta 'Blue Prelude' Description
- A brand-new nepeta, unlike any other you’ve seen before
- Tall-growing perennial catmint boasts super-showy bright blue flowers
- Grows a bit like an agastache but flowers are clustered more closely together for a high-impact display
- Glossy bright green foliage looks fresh all season
- Sun-loving, deer resistant
- Perfect for perennial beds and flower gardens
Special features: Deer resistant, Long blooming, Easy to grow, Attracts pollinators
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- Botanical name:
Nepeta x'Blue Prelude'
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- Height x width:
28-36" X 24-30"
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Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes
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- Patent #: PPAF
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Soil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Thrives in dry soils, and is very drought tolerant.
Light: Full sun to part shade -- Full sun is best in the North. Somewhat intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South, and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates.
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizing: In average soil, needs almost no fertilizer. Too much fertilizer will only make it grow lots of flimsy foliage. In poor soil, some compost 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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