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Catmint | Plant Profile

Catmint is a great, hardy perennial with a low-growing, groundcover habit and fragrant flowers.

At home as a border planting, groundcover or as part of a pollinator garden, these perennials are naturally resistant to deer and rabbits while attracting birds, bees and other pollinating wildlife.

A full-sun perennial, Catmint tolerate all season in the mid-Atlantic climate. They require cutting only once a year to make way for new growth, making them at home in low-maintenance landscapes.


Catmint is a wonderful, low-growing perennial that is instantly recognizable for its fragrant flowers. A member of the mint family, these perennial shrubs are extremely hardy in the Pittsburgh climate and can help your gardens stand up to infestation by deer and rabbits.

Catmint have soft foliage and do not stand up well to foot traffic. They serve well as pollinating plants and are attractive to bees and hummingbirds, making them better suited to areas of the landscape that aren't directly on walkways, stairs or outdoot gathering areas.

Catmint is available in a number of varieties. Most are low-growing plants that serve well as border plantings or massed in pollinator gardens or other perennial installations. They feature blue-to-purple flowers with green stems, and will hold their color deep into the growing season.

Catmint Characteristics

USDA Climate Zone

Zones 4 - 8


1 - 2'


1 - 1.5'

Bloom Time





Full Sun



Deer Resistant?