New English Garden Bee Plants – “Purrsian Blue” Nepeta

New Nepeta

I love nepeta aka catmint, and this new variety looks like a winner! It’s available from Wayside Gardens.

Bees love catmint, but so do cats. By the end of the summer, all my catmint is cat-shaped in the middle.

According to Wayside Gardens, ‘Purrsian Blue’ is the solution! Apparently, it is “flop-proof”!

Naturally rounded, this fragrant little plant covers itself in bright blue blooms from the first hint of warm summer weather until autumn arrives. The flowers themselves are periwinkle-blue, surrounded by a darker violet calyx. Showy, intensely bright, and so profuse, they really pop in the perennial border or herb garden!

Bees and other pollinators are drawn to ‘Purrsian Blue’ for its nectar, while rabbits, deer, and other nibbling creatures avoid it because of its fragrance. I will definitely be ordering this for my borders!

13 thoughts on “New English Garden Bee Plants – “Purrsian Blue” Nepeta

  1. Same problem with cat body shapes in the middle of my catmint all summer. If this variety can resist the abuse it gets around here it will be truly phenomenal.
    I also read a tip that suggested putting wire office desk trays upside down over it as it grows, so that the cats cannot actually roll in it, which makes sense but I cannot say that I have tried it yet.

  2. MsSopia says:

    Beautiful. I sent this blog to my daughter. She has a deer problem with her borders.

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