catmint ‘Sweet Dreams’

Nepeta subsessilis ‘Sweet Dreams’ (catmint ‘Sweet Dreams’) is not the catnip your feline friend so adores, but it is related and can still create a stir. Its fragrant foliage is also pleasant for humans, so many gardeners like to plant it along paths where its scent can be appreciated.

Besides cats and people, catmint ‘Sweet Dreams’ also attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds galore with its large spikes of lavender pink flowers that grow in whorls from maroon flower bracts. Its flowering period lasts for months from late June through early September.

Botanical Name Nepeta subsessilis ‘Sweet Dreams’
Common Name catmint ‘Sweet Dreams’
Family Lamiaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Sun
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 1-1.5ft x 1ft (30-45cm x 30cm)
Flower Color Pink
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. N. subsessilis native to Japan
Location in Lurie Garden Southwest Light Plate

Average Flowering Time