Nepeta Walkers Low ground cover is undemanding and will perform well in almost any soil so long as it is well-drained. Do water them when they are first planted and getting established. They are happiest in full sun where you will find they grow to around 90cm in fertile soil and have a more sprawling habit, whereas they will still perform well in partial shade – you will just find it makes a shorter, tighter mound. Nepeta is forgiving of rough treatment so in early Spring cut back the spent flower stems and foliage to retain a bushy shape and encourage growth. Divide congested clumps in late Autumn or early Spring.
As a rough guide when planting Nepeta Walkers Low as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage, and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
How to grow Nepeta Walkers Low
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Soil and site: Any well-drained soil
Flowering time: June to September
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: Height 40-50cm, spread to 90cm.
Hardiness: Hardy once established
Aftercare: In early Spring cut back the spent flower stems and foliage to retain a bushy shape and encourage growth. Divide congested clumps in late Autumn or early Spring.