Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
18 to 24 in.
2 to 3 ft.
species native to Caucasus, Iran
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 8,500 ft.
Walker's Low catmint is a perennial flower that thrives in hot, sunny areas. Growing as a soft mound of grey-green fragrant leaves, it produces spikes of small tubular lavender flowers in early summer. It is bigger than Little Trudy catmint.
It is resistant to deer and rabbits, and also very attractive to bees.
Walker's Low catmint is a good performer in the Xeriscape Garden because of its long blooming season, easy maintenance, and resistance to deer and rabbits. If it gets too much water or shade, the stems will flop.
In early spring, cut the old growth to ground level. Cut back the spent flower stalks after the first blossoms fade to encourage a second flush of flowers.