A magnet for bees in the summer months, Walker’s low is a compact catmints with masses of soft lilac/blue flowers on chalky blue/green aromatic foliage that cats love. A long flowering great value plant.
Height and spread: 0.4m Height, 0.4m Spread
Common name: Catmint
Position in the garden: Full sun to partial shade
Soil type: Moist but well drained
Flowering period: April to September
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (meadow sage), Achillea ‘Terracotta’ (yarrow), Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ (Russian sage).
Grasses - Sesleria autumnalis (autumn moor grass).
Care of Nepeta faassenii Walker’s Low
Will give as second flush of flowering if cut back when flowers fade in mid summer. Large clumps can be divided in spring and re-planted with plenty of well rotted compost to keep soil moist. Powdery mildew can be an issue in dry weather, control by pruning out affected areas.
Loved by bees, densely packed flowerheads popular with all pollinators. Downy leaves used by wool carder bee for nest building.