All these years of gardening and I can’t say that I was ever that crushed on Nepeta, well not until I found Nepeta Fassenii Junior Walker.
Junior Walker growing in a pot bloomed most of June through until early August. I then cut it back, and I am pleased to find new flowering stems well matured and ready to give a second flush.
In early Autumn I will split the plant and have two or maybe even three of them for next year. I just recalled, a few years back when we were in Cheshire I came across another Nepeta which caught my eye, (Blue Moon) very striking but a real spreader.
As for Nepeta Fassenii Junior Walker, you may well be acquaint with him but for me it’s my favourite find of the year and I will share a link further down where you can purchase at an excellent price.
Plant profile for Nepeta Fassenii Junior Walker
Nepeta Fassenii Junior Walker (catmint) is a hardy perennial. A dwarf variety for the front of the border or equally good in a tub. Junior Walker is just perfect for those who have difficulty with Lavender. This plant will grow in any soil type, leaves are also aromatic, oh, your cat may love it a little too much.
Fully hardy throughout the UK
Junior Walker is a short variety of Nepeta likened to a dwarf version of six hills giant but only about 40 cm/16 in tall.
Full sun or part shade
Flowers and leaves
Abundant spikes of Lavender blue flowers with aromatic silvery grey/green leaves. Long bloom time from June until late September. Cut back stems as soon as the flowers die back for a second flush.
Not fussy, Junior Walker will grow in all soil types which are free draining
Lift and divide plants in Spring or early Autumn. Cuttings of healthy shoots are generally successful.
Nepeta Fassenii Junior Walker received RHS award of garden merit
It’s not only the cat that will love this plant, butterflies and bees feel the same way.
The patio border late August., well when I say border, it’s all pots.