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Purrsian Blue Catmint

Nepeta x faassenii 'Purrsian Blue'

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Purrsian Blue Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Purrsian Blue') at Sargent's Gardens

Purrsian Blue Catmint in bloom

Purrsian Blue Catmint in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Purrsian Blue Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Purrsian Blue') at Sargent's Gardens

Purrsian Blue Catmint flowers

Purrsian Blue Catmint flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  13 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

Lovely periwinkle-blue flowers bloom just above the nicely mounded aromatic foliage from early summer until fall; excellent for containers, beds and borders

Ornamental Features

Purrsian Blue Catmint has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented powder blue flowers with pink calyces rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its small fragrant pointy leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Purrsian Blue Catmint is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Purrsian Blue Catmint is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Purrsian Blue Catmint will grow to be about 13 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 30 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Purrsian Blue Catmint is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features