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Nepeta × faassenii 'Purrsian Blue' (catmint)
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Nepeta × faassenii 'Purrsian Blue' PP24788


Long bloom season
Low and tidy habit
Deer resistant

An early season bloomer with light blue flowers and deep purple calyxes, Nepeta × faassenii 'Purrsian Blue' is a wonderful addition to your garden. Stands out from the crowd with its low and tidy appearance, this selection from Walters Gardens has us taking notice. 

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14-18 Inches


18-30 Inches


18-24 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

catmint Interesting Notes

Like ‘Cat’s Meow’, this selection shares an improved tidy habit, though it is a bit smaller and more compact in size overall. In its first year, ‘Purrsian Blue’ forms a small, perfectly rounded, densely branched clump of tiny, green leaves. In year two, the plant maintains its compact mounding habit but nearly doubles its spread to just over two feet across.

This is a very floriferous selection whose flower power is amplified by its having its flowers spaced closely together on the stems. Periwinkle blue flowers are coddled by dark purple calyxes just above the aromatic foliage from early summer into early fall. ‘Purrisan Blue’ has everything today’s gardeners are looking for: a low maintenance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long blooming perennial that looks great all season. When Nepeta's stems are broken, they release an aroma into the air that tends to attract cats, thus its common name, Catmint. -Walter's Gardens

This plant is great for planting along the garden edge in rock gardens, herb gardens, and cottage gardens, Nepeta 'Purrsian Blue' is also a great scale for container plantings. 

Nepeta × faassenii 'Purrsian Blue' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown in in dry, average to medium, well-drained soils from full sun to part shade. Prefers cool, moist soils and in the North, plants can be sited in full sun. In the heat of summer in the South, plant Nepeta in light afternoon shade. Plant can be cut back before first flowering to promote compact size. To have continuous bloom, shear spent flowers after first bloom.

Good Substitutions

catmint Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic'
catmint Nepeta 'Early Bird'
catmint Nepeta × faassenii 'Walker's Low'
catmint Nepeta × faassenii 'Walker's Low'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type