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.