Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint (Nepeta cataria ‘Cat’s Pajamas’)

Nepeta 'Cat’s Pajamas' Catmint


What is Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint

This perennial will be the showy superstar of your summer garden. The Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint is an easy-care plant that thrives in all-day sunshine—perfect for creating a sea of lilac all season long.

Bursting with vibrant purple-blue flowers from top to bottom, this hardy nepeta variety fills its surroundings with color. Use this plant to create a clean and violet border or plant en masse to make it a showstopping focal point of your landscape.

The best part? The ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ is the most unfussy catmint available. It’s incredibly low-maintenance and fairly resistant to deer and rabbits due to its aromatic foliage.

Pollinators Galore!

Gardeners love it because the plant’s pollinator-friendly flowers will attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. If planted around your veggie garden, the vivid blooms will help boost your yields throughout the season!

Are you ready to try out 2021’s Perennial of The Year?

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How to Grow and Care for Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint

Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint (Nepeta cataria ‘Cat’s Pajamas’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 3-8 outdoors


First, select a location with plenty of sunlight – any area 6+ hours of sun is perfect. Make sure the soil is relatively dry and light. It doesn’t love heavy, wet soil like clay.

When you’re ready to plant your ‘Cat’s Pajamas,’ dig a hole that’s about 2 times wider than and just as deep as the root ball, place the plant in the hole, backfill the soil, and water it well to settle the roots.


Water about once weekly or more often during the first season. In the following year after the roots are established, leave it alone! This catmint will be able to find its own water in the soil.


Cut the plant back to the ground during late fall or early spring to encourage new growth.

Nepeta ‘Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint (Nepeta cataria ‘Cat’s Pajamas’) Details

Common name Nepeta 'Cat’s Pajamas' Catmint
Botanical name Nepeta cataria 'Cat's Pajamas'
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 3-8 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 12-14 in.
Width 18-20 in.