- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 22 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
With its larger and bluer blooms than other cultivars, the Picture Purrfect Catmint really is a must-have Nepeta. It forms a low, but wide mass of green aromatic foliage upon which its flowering stems grow. Loved by pollinators, especially bees and butterflies when in flower, this catmint blooms earlier than other varieties. The Picture Purrfect Catmint is an ideal plant to add long-season color to your garden.
Being a compact variety, this nepeta can be used for lining a path or border, growing en masse, or adorning a container. It needs little care, and once established it is tolerant of drought-like conditions. As a hardy perennial, Picture Purrfect is suitable for growing in zones 3 through 8. It is ideal for adding to a cottage garden scheme or growing in a gravel garden.
Picture Purrfect Catmint Care
Even though this nepeta can tolerate some partial shade, it thrives when grown in full sun. Picture Purrfect prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate poor soils, but dislikes waterlogged soil, which can lead to root rot. Nepetas are considered drought tolerant, but will need frequent watering until they have bedded down and developed a good root system. Unless grown on a very poor soil, no fertilizer needs to be applied.
After the initial blooms have faded, they can be sheared off to tidy its appearance and help encourage further flowers. When grown in a planter, Picture Purrfect Catmint will need more frequent irrigation than if grown directly in the soil.
Picture Purrfect Catmint Spacing
When given the right growing conditions, Picture Purrfect Catmint can reach a height of 10-12 inches and spread of 22-24 inches. If growing this nepeta as part of a large group, it can be planted at a spacing of around 20-24 inches apart.
Picture Purrfect Catmint Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 22 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Picture Purrfect Catmint|
|Other Name(s): Picture Purrfect Catmint|
|Scientific Name: Nepeta 'Picture Perfect'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.
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