Nepeta Picture Purrfect
Nepeta 'Picture Purrfect' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Dwarf Catmint

A new must-have for gardeners looking for a beautiful edger! 'Picture Purrfect' has a similar compact height to 'Kitten Around' but has a much broader habit and blooms about two weeks earlier, depending on temperature. Compared to the Nepeta faassenii varieties, the blue purple flowers are noticeably larger and a bluer tone. It is a perfect choice for the front of the border.

  • Height: 25-30 cm (10-12 in)
  • Spread: 55-60 cm (22-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: early summer to early fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: purple blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Nepetas are easy to grow perennials that provide a beautiful show of colour all summer long. They prefer to be planted in full sun and ordinary, well-drained soil. Shearing the plant back in the springtime will promote more compact growth. In addition, cutting plants back by half after their first bloom tends to stimulate a second bloom cycle.


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