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Nepeta 'Blue Prelude'

Nepeta 'Blue Prelude'

The next big thing for nepeta!
Item: #NEPBP1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $8.19
  • Tall habit expands the ways nepeta can be used
  • Bold, bright blue flowers make a major impact
  • Heat tolerant and sun-loving
  • Deer resistant
  • Grows 28-36" tall x 24-30" wide
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Nepeta x'Blue Prelude'
  • Common name:
    Japanese Catmint
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x width:
    28-36" X 24-30"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: PPAF



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
Spacing: 36"
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.