Catmint 'Blue Wonder' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Nepeta 'Blue Wonder' is a lovely dwarf, mounding, bushy perennial growing 12-18" tall. It features a long blooming mass of two-lipped, trumpet-shaped, stunning and long blooming dark blue flowers in loose, interrupted racemes (to 6") atop square, leafy stems with oval, intricately-veined, fragrant, gray-green foliage.
General information about Nepeta (Catmint):
If you’re looking for a vibrantly blooming perennial that is long blooming, heat tolerant, resistant to pests and diseases, and easy to grow, then catmint (or Nepeta) is for you!

Catmint makes a stunning display when massed in flower gardens, in rock gardens, as borders and edging, and in containers. A dazzling array of hummingbirds and butterflies flock to the aromatic long blooming flowers, which make excellent cut flowers in floral designs. Often used to cover the bare limbs of rose bushes, providing a pleasing counterpoint to the vivid tones of the roses.

Nepeta explodes with a profuse haze of blooms in late spring and continues with an almost continuous rebloom into fall under optimum growing conditions and proper shearing of spent flower spikes. Resistant to salt and thriving in seaside plantings, the minty, aromatic foliage repels rabbits, voles, and deer.

Catmint prefers average well-drained soil and in full to part sun sun (in northern zones, 6+ hours of sun is best); shade-grown plants are floppy and flower poorly. Keep it well watered the first growing season until the plants become established. Established plants thrive in full sun and exhibit exceptional of dry soils, drought and humidity. Somewhat intolerant of the heat and humidity of the deep South, however, and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates.

Catmints thrive best when divided every 3-4 years in early spring. Leave spent foliage in place over winter to help protect the crown, cut back old foliage in late winter rather than in the fall. Prune back plants by one-third to one-half after the initial bloom to stimulate re-bloom. Must be propagated by division, as seeds are sterile.

Don’t bother to fertilize it. Catmint prefers well-drained soil that is not overly fertile. In fact, soil that is too rich may cause the plant to flop over or split in the middle. Should that happen, shear the plant back to tidy it up. Some compost in fall or spring will provide sufficient nutrients to keep the plant happy.

Nepeta racemosa and N. nepetella were first crossed by Dutch nurseryman, J. H. Faasen, in the 1930’s.

Interesting Facts
When Nepeta's stems are broken, they release an aroma into the air that tends to attract cats, thus its common name, Catmint.

Many people confuse catmint with catnip (Nepeta cataria). While the two are closely related, catnip is more aromatic than catmint but less ornamental.

Catmints are effective at repelling mosquitos!
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Catmint review
07/02/2018 By Ellen Michael
Product reviewed: Catmint 'Blue Wonder' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

07/02/2018 So far, good. Everything arrived in good condition, carefully packed. Nothing has bloomed yet, but the plants seem healthy and sturdy in their new home.
Thanks.

Too early to give a star rating on the plants. The rating above is only on the... Read full review >

06/24/2018 The plants arrived in great shape and transplanted well.

03/28/2018 The 25 catmint all arrived looking healthy and strong.I do like to get through a season before I give a terrific review because I like to see how they are going to do, but so far, it looks great.

Why don't you ask me again in a year?

03/21/2018 I put these healthy plants in the ground just days before we had several nights of surprise below freezing temperatures. The plants looked pretty dead, but all but 4 of the 25 pots came back and thrived throughout last summer. Waiting to see... Read full review >
Transplanted well
08/07/2017 By Janice Rubino
Product reviewed: Catmint 'Blue Wonder' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

08/07/2017 I was a little disappointed when I opened up this box because the plants had a lot of dead leaves on the lower part of the plants but it seems to have transplanted well. The plants look pretty good now. Hope to have them for years to come.

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Don’t bother to fertilize it. Catmint prefers well-drained soil that is not overly fertile. Some compost in fall or spring will provide sufficient nutrients to keep the plant happy.

Catmints thrive best when divided every 3-4 years in early spring. Leave spent foliage in place over winter to help protect the crown, cut back old foliage in late winter rather than in the fall. Prune back plants by one-third to one-half after the initial bloom to stimulate re-bloom. Must be propagated by division, as seeds are sterile.
Deadheading spent flower heads is recommended to promote extended blooming.
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Nepeta x faasenii 'Blue Wonder'
(AKA Nepeta racemosa 'Blue Wonder', Nepeta mussinii 'Blue Wonder', Faassen's Catmint 'Blue Wonder')
Pronunciation: NEP-eh-tuh fah-SEN-ee-eye
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