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Nepeta subsessilis


Native to Japan

Forms a upright bushy mound of green fragrant leaves in consistently moist soil. Perfect for a rain garden.  Clusters of tubular bright-blue flowers appear throughout summer.  Perfect for the middle of the border and excellent in containers. Nice cut flower.  Attractive to butterflies and pollinators, but not to deer. 

Does not have the drought tolerance of other commonly grown Nepeta species. Clumps may be pruned back hard in July to rejuvenate the foliage and encourage repeat flowering in the autumn.

This strain was developed by Jelitto Seeds of Germany.


18-24 in


12-18 in


18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Bloom Color:


Nepeta subsessilis Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade


  • Interesting Foliage
  • Fragrant
  • Cut Flower
  • Container
  • Reblooming
  • Rain Garden
  • Long Blooming

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Salt Tolerance

  • Low

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist