Japanese Catmint

May 13, 2024
Adams Fairacre Farms

Nepeta Subsessilis ‘Blue Prelude’, known as Japanese Catmint, will flower for months in the spring and summer. Attracts pollinators with its fragrant leaves. It is first-year-flowering, a robust plant in the landscape with large flowers and medium controlled habit.

Optimal Growing Conditions

Hardiness Zone
Zones 4a-9a

Water Needs

Sun Needs
Full Sun

Appearance and Characteristics


Flower Color
Blue shades

Foliage Color
Grey-green shades

Blooming Time
Spring to Summer

28-36 Inches

24-30 Inches

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Long flowering season
Attracts bees
Attracts hummingbirds
Attracts butterflies
Scented foliage
Frost tolerant
Deer resistant
Mounded habit

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