catmint ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint ‘Walker’s Low’ was one of four catmints out of 36 evaluated by the Chicago Botanic Garden to receive a five-star excellence rating. They found that it remained strong and healthy throughout the growing season and had consistent blooms all summer long.

Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’ (catmint ‘Walker’s Low’) is a beautiful shrub-like perennial that grows to 2.5 feet tall. Its strongly scented leaves make it an excellent choice for path edges, where it will reward visitors every time they brush by it.

It is a clump-forming plant with fuzzy gray-green leaves and spires of small lavender-blue to lilac flowers. It is a favorite of pollinators, who can’t resist its many flowers from spring into early fall.

Botanical Name Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’
Common Name catmint ‘Walker’s Low’
Family Lamiaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall
Height and Spread 2-2.5ft x 2.5-3ft (60-75cm x 75-90cm)
Flower Color Blue Lavender
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. N. racemosa native to Europe
Location in Lurie Garden Northwest Light Plate, North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time