Giant Catmint in full bloom in the garden

A three inch pot of Giant Catmint planted in early spring makes a striking display by early summer.  Giant Catmint (the tall spiky purple stems off to the right) is a much more prolific bloomer than the traditional Blue Wonder Catmint and is about a foot taller when in bloom. Notice the foxgloves with their large fuzzy leaves, nestled snugly under the catmint, and the spiky stems of statice, front left, that are just beginning to grow. The foxglove will not bloom until the following year, but still adds drama to the garden.


Giant Catmint with Blue Statice and Purple Foxglove in May


Here is the same view in May, the following year.  The foxglove turned out to be an Apricot Blush Foxglove and the statice is our Midnight Blue. All catmints benefit from trimming around the middle of July. If they have not started to rebloom, they can be cut back to about two inches above the ground. If you are running late and they are blooming again, then just look for the old woody stalks and cut them all the way back to the main part of the plant. If you miss this pruning that is fine, just cut them back at the end of the season so in the spring they will be nice and clean.

Catmint is one of the six plants chosen to be in our English Cottage Herb Garden Six Pack and in our Zone 5 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack. It also makes a fun addition to our Edible Flower Garden Six Pack.

Cultural Information

Height: 2 to 3 Feet 

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 4-11

Flower Color: Blue 

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Water Conserving    

Uses: Edible Flowers,
Fragrant Ornamental

Giant Catmint

$4.95 per 3 inch pot



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