Common Name: Catmint, Catnip Nepeta F. Kitten Around

Height:12.0-14.0 Inches

Spread:20.0-22.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8


Flower Color:Purple-blue shadesPurple shades

Foliage Color:Green shades

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs

Soil Quality:Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil Quality


Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:Early SummerMidsummerLate SummerEarly FallLong Blooming

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly

Critter Resistant:Deer ResistantRabbit Resistant


Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:CottageEclecticPrairie

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageDrought TolerantEasy To GrowFragrant FlowersFragrant FoliageMass PlantingSmall

Origin:Not Native to North America


The popular 'Purrsian Blue' changed the way we thought of catmint by giving a solid performance in a cute little package. If that wasn't small enough for you, you'll love 'Kitten Around'! Even more compact and petite than its predecessor, this plant forms a tight, round mound of aromatic foliage. Bright rosy purple calyxes hold periwinkle blue flowers. The perfect size for containers, edging the sunny border or filling in small spaces in the garden.

When Nepeta's stems are broken, they release an aroma into the air that tends to attract cats, thus its common name, Catmint.