Nepeta faassenii Kitten Around
Nepetal faassenii Kitten Around courtesy of Walters Gardens


We love Nepata 'Purrsian Blue' and have used it in our display gardens and recommended it to our customers.  We are delighted to see a pint sized version of it introduced this year called 'Kitten Around'. Even more compact and petite than its predecessor, this plant forms a tight, round mound of aromatic foliage. Bright rosy purple calyxes hold periwinkle blue flowers. It is the perfect size for containers, edging the sunny border or filling in small spaces in the garden.


  • Height: 30 - 36 cm (12 - 14 in)
  • Spread: 51-56 cm (20-22 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: early summer to early fall
  • Leaf Colour: grey green
  • Bloom Colour: periwinkle blue
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Nepetas are easy to grow perennials that provide a beautiful show of color 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.