Catmint Candy Cat

Nepeta subsessilis 'Candy Cat'

Catmint Candy Cat
Catmint Candy Cat Catmint Candy Cat Catmint Candy Cat Catmint Candy Cat

Impressive from a distance and up close, this selection produces sizeable, dense clusters of pale lavender pink flowers. Each flower measures about 3/4 inch long which is quite large for a nepeta. They have a minty fragrance which can be enjoyed up close when the flowers are cut for fresh bouquets. The broad, glossy, dark green leaves are the perfect backdrop for the flowers and they form rounded clumps of foliage. When the stems are broken, they release an aroma into the air that tends to attract cats, thus the common name, Catmint. Unlike other Nepetas, this one prefers moist soil.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Nepetas are easy to grow perennials that provide a beautiful show of color all summer long. This variety should be planted in full sun and rich, moist, well-drained soil. Shearing the plant back in the springtime will promote more compact growth and deadheading will prolong the bloom time.

Flower Color

Pink shades

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

42 in.

Plant Height

26-38 in.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Prairie Mallow (Sidalcea ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell (Veronica spicata), Yarrow (Achillea )

Characteristics & Attributes


Mass plant
Cut flower or foliage
Fragrant flowers or foliage

Bloom Time

Mid summer
Early summer

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

Upcoming Sales & Events

Join Our E-Newsletter

Sign up for Our Email Newsletter
Be informed of exclusive sales, discounts, promotions, and educational workshops and seminars. Plus, receive select discounts ONLY eligible to email recipients.
It's FREE! It's SAFE! ...and you can unsubscribe at anytime.

Join Our Text Club!

Join Our Text Club!

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

For your convenience, you can purchase K&K Garden Gift Cards online!

Cards arrive in a garden decor' gift box, and are ready to be gifted. Our Gift Cards can be purchased for any amount, arrive within 2-3 days of purchase, and never expire.  K&K Gift Cards are always appreciated by the special person in your life!

We pay you to shop with us!

We pay you to shop with us!

Get paid for shopping at K&K Gardens!  For every $50.00 you spend, receive $5 in K&K Greenbacks.

This incredible loyalty program is simple.  We keep track of your purchases during April through August.  This total is divided by $50, and we pay you $5 for every $50 you spent in the form of K&K Greenbacks.

K&K Greenbacks will be sent to you the first week in September, and can only be redeemed during the month of September.

Greenbacks CAN be used in addition, or with advertised sales, discounts, or promotions; allowing you an even greater discount on your total purchase.