Blue Panther

Blue Panther

SKU: FL3843
This Fleuroselect award winning Catmint cultivar is a first year flowering perennial. The foliage forms a compact dome shape and is topped by pastel blue flowers on 20cm (8") stems. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Season Warm season

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More details about Blue Panther

Nepeta subsessilis. This Fleuroselect award winning Catmint cultivar is a first year flowering perennial. The foliage forms a compact dome shape and is topped by pastel blue flowers on 20cm (8") stems. Nepeta Blue Panther seeds are hardy to Zone 4, with blooms coming steadily from mid-summer to autumn. Expect flowers from June to September on the coast, possibly earlier once the plants become established. Use it in containers or as an edging to attract pollinating insects. Plant in full sun and space plants around 25cm (10") apart.

Perennial.

Quick Facts:

    • Fleuroselect Award Winner
    • Compact dome shape
    • Blue flowers on 20cm stems
    • First year flowering perennial
    • Nice in containers

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All About Blue Panther

Latin

Latin
Nepeta subsessilis
Family: Lamiaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Hardy to Zone 4

Timing

Timing
Sow seeds indoors in winter, about 4-8 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant or direct sow in 4-6 weeks after the last frost date, once daytime temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). It can also be direct sown where it is to grow in September where winters are mild. Bottom heat will speed germination. Ideal temperature for germination: 21-27°C (70-80°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-20 days.

Starting

Starting
Sow on the soil surface or barely covered with perlite. Thin plants or transplant to 30cm (12″) apart.

Growing

Growing
This plant does very well in containers, raised beds, or borders in full sun to partial shade. After the main bloom, plants should be cut back hard to encourage a second bloom and tidy shape.

Harvest

Harvest
To save the summer catmint bounty, harvest when fully grown, and keep the plant picked regularly.

Seed Info

Seed Info
Usual seed life: 5 years.

Companion Planting

Companion Planting
Attracts pollinators, but repels aphids, flea beetles, Japanese beetles, ants, weevils, and squash bugs.

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Nepeta

Step 1: Timing

Sow seeds indoors in winter, about 4-8 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant or direct sow in 4-6 weeks after the last frost date, once daytime temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). It can also be direct sown where it is to grow in September where winters are mild. Bottom heat will speed germination. Ideal temperature for germination: 21-27°C (70-80°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-20 days.

Step 2: Starting

Sow on the soil surface or barely covered with perlite. Thin plants or transplant to 30cm (12″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

This plant does very well in containers, raised beds, or borders in full sun to partial shade. After the main bloom, plants should be cut back hard to encourage a second bloom and tidy shape.

Usual seed life: 5 years.

Step 4: Harvest

To save the summer catmint bounty, harvest when fully grown, and keep the plant picked regularly.

Tip!

Companion Planting: Attracts pollinators, but repels aphids, flea beetles, Japanese beetles, ants, weevils, and squash bugs.

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