Purple Haze, also known as Catmint or Nepeta Faassenii, is a perennial landscape plant hybrid of N. racemosa x N. nepetella. Those hybrids were first cultivated in the Netherlands by J. H. Faassen. Terra Nova developed this variety for its clean habit, silver, mat-forming foliage, and purple flower spikes that bloom from June through October. Its trailing habit is 4-7" tall, spreading to 30" wide. Unlike traditional Catnip or Kit Kat Catmint, this variety is not as attractive to cats and also resists deer and attracts pollinators with aromatic foliage. It thrives in full sun with regular water as it establishes roots and tolerates drought even in rocky soil once it has a healthy root system. Perennial and evergreen in zone 6-10, Purple Haze brings color and texture as a groundcover or in containers, borders, and rock gardens year-round.
Purple Haze Selling Tips
Sell Purple Haze to customers looking for a low-maintenance plant for groundcover or a landscape border. Many customers want to bring beautiful flowers to their landscape without adding to their gardening routine. This plant offers lasting purple flower spikes on silver-green foliage, requiring little more than average water and soil. It is hardy in zone 6-10, tolerates almost any pH and drought, and can be grown in any well-draining location. Create an attractive cottage garden by planting Nepeta alongside roses, ornamental grass, beebalm, Leucanethemum Victorian Secret, Coreopsis Auriculata nana, and yellow foxglove. This trailing variety is well-suited to use as a groundcover or in a rock garden. For a taller variety, offer Nepeta Faassenii Sylvester Blue, which reaches 12-14" tall, or use the dwarf variety, Nepeta Kubanica Neptune, in containers.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 30" apart in well-drained soil in full sun.
2. This plant doesn't self-propagate. Divide clumps every few years to propagate new plants in the landscape.
3. Water moderately in the weeks after planting. This plant is fairly drought tolerant once it establishes a healthy root system.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Purple Haze, plant one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch basket. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 6.1-7.5, EC of 0.5-1.0, and light feed (125-175 ppm N). Maintain temperatures of 65-75 and use daylight extension to 14 hours. This plant isn't prone to disease or pests and doesn't require PGRs or pinching. You may see aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies.
Purple flower spikes bloom from June through October.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration to the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies, but this plant isn't prone to harm by pests.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Avoid powdery mildew by watering at the base of each plant in the morning, allowing the soil to dry between waterings, and providing good airflow in your greenhouse.
Planting Purple Haze Liners
We recommend planting one rooted plug per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch basket. Evenly space or center the plugs in well-drained soil and completley bury the ellepot.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Nepeta Purple Haze Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||4-6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||8-10 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Summer|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 6-10|