Junior Walker Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Novanepjun’)

Junior Walker Catmint

Graceful, airy, and lacy, the Junior Walker™ Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Novanepjun’) has what it takes to survive beautifully in any landscape! Snipe a few of the airy blooms as bouquet filler, or watch as they are smothered in butterflies and bees all growing season!

Covered in airy, lacy and graceful drifts of blue flower spikes, rising above the compact, mounds of sage-green, soft, and fuzzy leaves in early summer! Top to bottom these smaller-statured plants have highly aromatic gray-green foliage!

A miniature form of Walker’s Low Catmint that is sterile and non-invasive, Junior Walker™ thrives in nearly all conditions, these herbaceous perennials are repeat bloomers that put on an encore show! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, there’s little that bothers these tough ornamental flowering plants!

How to Use Junior Walker™ Catmint In The Landscape

Delicate and tough, Catmints are perfect for Perennial borders and Rock gardens, Cottage and Cut flower beds, as well as rows along hot, sunny pathways. Your Wildflower and Pollinator gardens will be fluttering with wings with these blooms that are irresistible to butterflies!

The long-bloom time of these easy-growing plants are naturals in pots! Container and planter-sized perennials like these look gorgeous spilling over edges and act as lacy fillers, complimenting all other kinds of plants!

Plant in drifts on slopes, roadside hell strips, or en masse where nothing else wants to grow. Catmints are beautiful in masses and perfect border-sized plants along your drive or on the sunny balcony and patio!

  • Soft Gray-Green Foliage
  • Spikes of Airy Lavender-Blue Flowers
  • Fragrant Top to Bottom!
  • Spreading, Compact Ornamental Perennial
  • Attracts Butterflies & Pollinators!
  • Water-wise, Xeriscaping, Firescaping!

Tips For Care

Full sun-loving Junior Walker™ handles poor, rocky, gravel, or even clay, Catmint are traditionally also very drought and pollution-resistant plants! Plant without a worry in any type of well-drained soil! Deer and rabbit resistant as well, not much in the way of pests or diseases bother these incredibly versatile and adaptable perennials except wet soil! Water enough to establish new plants, plus supplemental water during extended drought and to protect your investment! Great for fire-wise landscaping and xeriscaping dry sites in airy texture! Shear after the first wave blooms to encourage a second flush, and again in late winter to clean up the mounds.

  • Full Sun
  • All Soil Types Except Wet
  • Drought Tolerant & Urban Conditions
  • Deadhead To Promote Rebloom
  • Shear Late Winter
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Junior Walker Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Novanepjun’) Details

Common name Junior Walker Catmint
Botanical name Nepeta x faassenii 'Novanepjun'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 18 inches
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium to Low
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color Lavender Blue