Nepeta – Cat’s Pajamas
A long blooming perennial that’s perfect in small areas of the landscape. Indigo blue flowers are produced all the way from the soil to the tips, providing an intense splash of color when it’s in bloom. Rosy purple calyxes extend the color when the blooms are past peak.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Prefers full sun and average, well-drained soil of low to average moisture. Plants respond well to shearing to promote rebloom.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil, Poor Soil
Soil PH Category Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-5
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-6
7-9" Pot : 6-7
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch at planting time and as needed to shape.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.