Blue Wonder Catmint

May 17, 2022
Adams Fairacre Farms

Blue Wonder is a fragrant, low, soft green/grey silvery foliaged catmint that forms a spreading mound with larger than usual lavender-blue blossoms in summer, from May to July. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Shearing off the spent flowers will promote rebloom on this tough, tolerant, deer resistant, drought resistant selection. Its’ shorter stature makes it suitable for the front of the border, for use as a groundcover and makes it perfect for underplanting large shrubs. Blue Wonder is a great plant that you’ll love almost as much as your cats, that crave its scented foliage, and your local moths and butterflies that flock to it for its nectar. May aggressively self-seed in optimum growing conditions.

Optimal Growing Conditions

Hardiness Zone
Zones 3-8

Water Needs

Sun Needs
Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil Needs
Moist, but well-drained

Appearance and Characteristics

Herbaceous Perennial

Flower Color
Blue shades

Foliage Color
Grey-green shades

Blooming Time
Late Spring to Early Fall

12-15 Inches

14-20 Inches

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Drought tolerant
Low maintenance
Attracts butterflies
Spreading mound
Deer resistant

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