Nepeta 'Blue Wonder' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)
Nepeta 'Blue Wonder' is an excellent selection for perennial gardens, herb gardens, and borders. Dark blue to purple flower spikes about 6 inches long are held above aromatic silver-green foliage and bloom from late spring until frost.
Name(s): Nepeta x 'Blue Wonder', Dwarf Catmint, Cat Mint, Dwarf Catnip
Flower Color: Dark blue to purple
Bloom Time: Mid-summer to early fall.
Foliage: Semi-evergreen, gray-green, fragrant, aromatic.
Height/Spread: 12 inches to 15 inches x 18 inches.
Climate Zones: 6b, 7, 8, 9
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Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Condition: Well-drained to dry, average to poor, pH 6.1 to 7.5.
Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, fragrant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Uses: Massed planting, naturalizing, butterfly gardens, herb gardens, container gardens, borders.
Comments: Nepeta x faassenii 'Blue Wonder' is a must for the perennial garden. Promote late season flowers by cutting back in mid-summer when blooms begin to fade. Foliage is evergreen in warmer climates to semi-evergreen in cooler zones.
Catmint, like every other member of the mint family, is a butterfly magnet. Among their winged admirers are Monarchs, Cabbage Whites, Banded Hairstreaks, Peck’s Skippers, Silver-Spotted Skippers, Zabulon Skippers, Sachems, Appalachian Azures, Spring Azures, and Summer Azures.
Though Catmint attracts Cabbage White butterflies, it deters cabbage moths which damage many edible crops. So Catmint is a fine companion plant for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and radishes. Catmint is also a good companion plant for pumpkins. Because catmint is very aromatic, it is said to repel mice, beetles and aphids.
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