Cat's Pajamas Catmint
Nepeta. We're so excited about this Proven Winners 2021 Perennial of the Year! Early blooming with a compact height and perfectly rounded habit. Cat's Pajamas has strong, dark flower stems that are loaded with periwinkle-blue flowers right from the base to the tips. Easy to grow, reliable, a must-try! No. 1 root. Height 12-14".
Fall Planting: This product will ship September-October according to your hardiness zone.
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Fall Planting Roots Upon Arrival:
It is very important to plant these dormant perennials as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is absolutely necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the cartons and any plastic that is around the roots. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Thereafter store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any packaged, peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes. Most Bulbs, Perennials and many other garden plants require 'well-drained' soil in order to thrive. Areas that often have 'sitting' water or constantly soggy soil can quickly cause roots to rot and deteriorate, especially over winter.
Planting Roots General Info:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Catmint can be grown in sun or partial shade with average, well-draining soil. Plant with the top of the crown about 1/2" below soil level. New sprouts will emerge at slightly varying depths and no roots or crown should be showing after planting. Space 18 to 24" apart. Mulch lightly around the plants for weed prevention. Keep first year plants well watered.
Once established, they can be drought tolerant. Spread compost around the base of plants in spring and mulch with bark to help keep weeds away and the soil consistently moist.