- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 28 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 22 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Robust minty-scented foliage along sturdy stems offset an explosion of lavender-purple plumes that appear in late April. Whispurr™ Blue Catmint, Nepeta x faassenii Whispurr™️, is a vigorous long-season bloomer, putting on a colorful show from late spring through early September.
Whispurr™ Blue Catmint is quite frost tolerant and hardy in Zones 4-9. It maintains a compact form and grows up to 28 inches tall with a spread of 22 inches. The densely packed foliage has a lovely mint fragrance. This is a much-loved magnet for butterflies and other pollinating insects. Its mounding habit and long blooming season make a vibrant colorful impression when planted en masse along paths and walkways.
Whispurr™ Blue Catmint Care
Find an area in your garden where Whispurr™ Blue Catmint will receive full to partial sun, at least 5-8 hours per day. Whispurr™ Blue Catmint will benefit from being planted in a location that has afternoon shade in very hot regions. It thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly and deeply during the first growing season to get the plant off to a great start. Once Whispurr™ Blue Catmint is mature, reduce watering frequency, and allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again.
Whispurr™ Blue can easily be grown in containers; be sure the container has ample drainage holes and well-draining potting soil. Whispurr™ Blue Catmint needs little care other than removing spent flowers to promote extended blooming throughout the season. Propagation can be done by division every few years or spreading the dried seeds around the base of your plant to encourage wider spread in the following years. Whispurr™ Blue Catmint is cold hardy down to Zone 4; in colder regions apply a few inches of natural mulch around the root area for added protection.
Whispurr™ Blue Catmint Spacing
Whispurr™ Blue Catmint is a wonderful addition to pollinator gardens and perennial beds, works very well as an edging along walkways, and can easily be grown in containers. To avoid crowding, space Whispurr™ Blue Catmint 22-24 inches apart on center from other plants to account for its mature spread.
Whispurr™ Blue Catmint Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 28 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 22 Inches|
|Spacing: 22 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple, White|
|Flower Description: Blueish Purple Flowers With White Tips Scattered Throughout|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: Whisper Blue Catmint|
|Other Name(s): Cat Mint|
|Scientific Name: Nepeta x faassenii Whispurr™ Blue|
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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Time of Order:
- 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.