- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 28 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
With its alluring minty scent, compact mounding habit, and pollinator-attracting flowers, the Whispurr™ Pink Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Whispurr Pink’) is a must-have in any sunny perennial garden. This fast-growing perennial has vibrant-green, mint-like leaves and produces strong, upright flower spikes packed with tubular, ballet-slipper-pink flowers flecked with white. Whispurr™ Pink blooms in the spring through summer.
Once established, this drought- and heat-tolerant plant needs minimal water and maintenance, and can withstand hotter climates without sacrificing its blooms. Growing 24-28 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide, Whispurr™ Pink is ideal as a mounding border plant or as a worryfree potted patio plant. This catmint works well as a “spiller” plant, as it tends to cascade over the edge of containers and borders. Its minty scent makes it deer resistant, perfect for a sunny garden in a woodsy area. Like the name suggests, catmint is known to be a favorite plant of our feline friends.
Whispurr™ Pink Catmint Care
Catmint grows well in average well-draining soil and needs regular watering in its first year. Once established, catmint tends to thrive without much care, even during periods of high heat and drought. To plant it, dig a hole that is twice the width as the root ball and of equal depth. For best results, plant Whispurr™ Pink Catmint in full to part sun where it can get at least 5 hours of sun a day.
Catmint can grow well in nutrient-poor soil and does not need fertilizer, though it may benefit from the application of a slow-release fertilizer in early spring. As a vegetative perennial, it is common for Catmint to die back in the winter, and the old branches can be cut back 4-6 inches above the soil in the early spring before new growth arrives. Trim back spent blooms in the summer to keep Whispurr™ Pink Catmint looking neat and tidy.
Whispurr™ Pink Catmint Spacing
Space catmint plants about 18 inches apart and away from others to allow for growth. Like other perennials in containers, choose a large pot with adequate drainage to allow Whispurr™ Pink room to grow.
Whispurr™ Pink 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 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Flower Description: Pink Blossoms With Scattered White Tips|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|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: Whispurr™ Pink Catmint|
|Other Name(s): Whispurr™ Pink Catmint|
|Scientific Name: Nepeta x faassenii Whispurr™ Pink|
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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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.
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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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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
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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.