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.