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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Purple
  • Dark Blue
Flower Type*
  • Fragrant
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
  • Prostrate Growing/Groundcover
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Blue
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Blue
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Blue
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
  • Fragrant
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Well-Drained
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Low Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Summer
  • Spring Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Erosion Control
  • Border Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rock Gardens
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Groundcover
  • Rain Garden
  • Mass Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Nepeta is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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EARLY BIRD CATMINT

Nepeta x faassenii 'Early Bird'

Buy Early Bird Catmint online. An early blooming Catmint, blooming in April and lasting up to six weeks. Clean, aromatic foliage and a compact habit make it an excellent groundcover. Grows 10 to 12 inches high with a 12 to 14 inch spread.

Mature Height:

10-12 Inches

Mature Spread:

12-14 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Lamiaceae · Common Name: Catmint

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Purchase EARLY BIRD CATMINT Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 9537

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(17 units available now - G)

Standard Package
Unbranded



$22.00

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