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Junior Walker™ Catmint

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

Nepeta x faassenii Junior Walker™ ('Novanepjun'), commonly called Junior Walker™ Catmint, is a compact dwarf form of ‘Walker’s Low’ with unlimited uses. It blooms all summer with spikes of scented, lavender-blue flowers. It has small gray-green leaves that have a minty smell. It is highly adaptable to most garden conditions and a choice plant for attracting pollinators.  

This perennial has a spreading, dense habit that reaches 12 – 18 inches tall and 2 – 3 feet wide. It is a sterile form of nepeta that doesn’t self-seed. This catmint is easy to grow and tolerates drought, humidity and heat. It is cold hardy to zone 4 and resistant to deer and rabbits. The flowers attract swarms of bees and butterflies in the summer. Use it at the front of perennial borders and foundation plantings for cottage and Mediterranean style gardens. Junior Walker™ also looks great in container combinations as the ‘thriller’. 

Junior Walker™ Catmint Care

This perennial grows well in full sun to part shade. It is highly adaptable to different soil types, including clay and sand, and is not picky about soil pH. It also adaptable to different moisture levels, as long as the soil drains well. Water consistently during the first summer to establish the roots. It will develop drought tolerance after a few growing cycles. 

Cut the foliage back before flowering to keep its shape compact. Removing spent flowers will encourage it to rebloom.

Junior Walker™ Catmint Spacing

For mass planting, space individual plants approximately 24 inches apart, center on center, and stagger the rows.If growing in a container, select a pot that is weather resistant with good drainage. The pot diameter should be at least 20 inches.

Junior Walker™ Catmint Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Mid-May through September
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Junior Walker™ Catmint
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.