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Nepeta racemosa 'Little Titch'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nepeta (NEP-eh-tuh) (Info)
Species: racemosa (ray-see-MO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Titch

Synonym:Nepeta mussinii

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Plant_Gurl On Aug 16, 2011, Plant_Gurl from Bend, OR (Zone 4b) wrote:

A somewhat slow-grower, but handy in a rock garden with poor soil. Petite, long-blooming albeit not very showy.

Negative kitkatindagardn On Jun 20, 2009, kitkatindagardn from Elkridge, MD wrote:

I lost my Little Titch over the winter in a container 1st year- I have had success with other varieties in zone 6 (Central MD) in containers, so trying "KitKat" variety instead this year.

Neutral thane On Mar 26, 2008, thane from Bellevue, WA wrote:

I tried 'Little Titch' because I wanted a Nepeta that would act as a ground cover. It did stay quite small, but it never really flowered well, and the foliage didn't look all that nice. I took it out after one year.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington, District Of Columbia
Pittsford, New York
Bend, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Bellevue, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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