Nepeta subsessilis

Japanese Catmint

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Description

Lavender-blue flowers are produced above the glossy green foliage beginning in late June and extending throughout much of the remaining growing season. A native of Japan, this is the catnip if other species have not tolerated your typically heavy Chicago area soils. Insect and disease resistant it is a great pollinator attractant in the garden. Full sun provides for the best bloom.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Blue, Lavender
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 7