Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’

(Walker's Low Catmint)

By July 21, 2022
blooming Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low' or Walker's Low Catmint blooming near a sidewalk

About Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ (Walker’s Low Catmint)

This herbaceous summertime bloomer is called Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’. Its periwinkle blue flowers grow along long spikes and are accompanied by grey-green foliage at its base. Commonly called Walker’s Low Catmint for its fragrant scent and its catnip-like draw for cats, it is also a big attractor to pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies. As a fast grower, this plant reaches an average mature size of 1.5-2′ tall by 2-3′ wide and grows in a mounding form.

Planting and care instructions

Plant Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ in an area that receives full to partial sun using a well draining soil that includes clay, loam or sand. Water regularly after planting to establish its root system then reduce frequency to weekly. Before new growth in the spring prune back flower stalks to promote blooming and to help keep the specimen attractive throughout its new growing season.

Landscape design ideas

Plant Walker’s Low Catmint as a foreground border to a line of green shrubs to add depth, color and interest to a monotone area. This variety looks attractive when planted in containers or even sporadically throughout a flowerbed in a cottage style landscape design. 

Botanical Name: Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Common Name: Walker's Low Catmint

Average Landscape Size: 1.5'-2 x 2-3'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Periwinkle blue

Foliage Color: Green-grey

Forms: Shrub

Sizes: 1 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Color, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Easy Pruning, Attracts Hummingbirds,