2009 Theodore Klein Plant Award Winner
Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ – Walker’s Low Catnip
Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ – Walker’s Low Catnip was selected for it's vigorous, low (12”) spreading (3’) growth habit as a perennial it is an excellent choice for sun gardens. Gray-green aromatic foliage forms the perfect foil for blue-lavender spring blooms. Will rebloom in summer if sheared after spring bloom. Provide a well-drained soil. Walker's Low Catnip "the best of the bunch" can be propagated by spring division or summer cuttings rooted in sand or peat-perlite (Armitage, 2008 Herbaceous Perennial Plants). Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 2007! PPA describes it's family -- "Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ is a member of the Lamiaceae, or mint family. The family is one of the most easily recognized with species having square stems and opposite leaves that are often aromatic. Walker’s Low catmint is a selection in the Faassenii Group of Nepeta. Those catmints, related to Nepeta x faassenii, are thought to be a hybrid between N. nepetella and N. racemosa."
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