If there is one perennial you must have in your garden, it is the Catmint plant. The one I love best is Walkers Low Catmint.
I have grown this flowering perennial for many years, in various
locations and I can tell you it is a winner. The botanical name is
It was the Perennial Plant of the year for 2007 and it certainly deserves this honor.
Plant Zone - 3A to 8A
Height - 24" to 36"
Spread - 24" to 36"
Growth rate - average to fast
Form - round with a loose look to it
Exposure - does best in full sun but will tolerate other conditions
This plant is just so versatile. It looks great a a single specimen, in a group, as companion plants for roses, and on a slope. Actually due to its drought tolerant qualities, it does very well on problem slopes. A mass of them looks great, as does just one mixed in with other plants.
Using them with roses works very
well. Their feel compliments the roses and yet provide interest due to
the differences.. The lacy foliage, the blue-purple color, the vertical
flower stems all contrast beautifully with roses.
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