Japanese Catmint is not well known yet. Good size, clumping shape, longer flowering season, deer resistance and tolerance to heavy soils are it's advantages.
Regular mounds slightly under 2' tall x 1.5' wide. Bigger green and glossy leaves tell us, that this is not Nepeta for dry soil as it's cousin Nepeta x faassenii. Bigger mid blue flowers from late early June to late summer. Can be cut back after the first flowering in June for new lush of leaves and flowers in summer.
Full sun, half shade, adaptable to soils - average soil, clay, heavier soil, sandy soils, average moisture (medium) to medium-moist soils.
Hardy in zones 4 to 8. Deer and rabbit resistant, tolerant to black walnut.
Attracts honey bees, some native bees, butterflies and occasionally hummingbirds too. Great cut flower.
Reasonable size makes this plant suitable for front or middle of the perennial border, looks good on the sunny edge of woodland garden too.
Can be combined with many perennials and grasses, good filling plant, that looks good with Hemerocallis (daylilies).
This seed strain was developed by German seed company Jelitto in 2006.
Picture copyright : Jelitto
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot