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’|
|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|