Welcome to The Battery Plant Database, where you can learn about the hundreds of species planted at The Battery. On this site, there is information about the colors and native ranges of our plants, bloom dates, light and moisture requirements, plus much, much more. On behalf of all our gardeners and staff, we encourage you to explore and be inspired by the gardens at The Battery.

Plant Spotlight

Showy catmint, Japanese catmint Detail

Nepeta subsessilis

Showy catmint, Japanese catmint

Spikes of deep violet–blue tubular flowers on square stems.

Colors: Blue

Garden(s): Bosque

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin of Species: Japan

Blooms: June

Blooming Now in the Battery

  • Allium; Flowering onion

    Allium 'Globemaster'

    Flowering onion

  • Allium christophii; Star of Persia

    Allium christophii

    Star of Persia

  • Allium cowanii; Ornamental onion

    Allium cowanii

    Ornamental onion

  • Allium hollandicum; Purple globe onion

    Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'

    Purple globe onion

  • Allium karataviense; Turkestan onion

    Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

    Turkestan onion

  • Allium schubertii; Ornamental onion

    Allium schubertii

    Ornamental onion

  • Amsonia tabernaemontana; Eastern bluestar, Woodland bluestar, Blue dogbane

    Amsonia tabernaemontana

    Eastern bluestar, Woodland bluestar, Blue dogbane

  • Aquilegia canadensis ; Red columbine

    Aquilegia canadensis

    Red columbine

  • Aruncus ; Goatsbeard

    Aruncus 'Misty Lace'

    Goatsbeard

  • Asarum canadense; Wild–ginger

    Asarum canadense

    Wild–ginger

  • Astrantia major; Masterwort

    Astrantia major 'Roma'

    Masterwort

  • Baptisia; False indigo

    Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

    False indigo

  • Brunnera macrophylla; Siberian bugloss

    Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

    Siberian bugloss

  • Camassia leichtlinii; Large camas

    Camassia leichtlinii 'Blue Danube'

    Large camas

  • Camassia quamash; Indian hyacinth

    Camassia quamash

    Indian hyacinth

  • Carex pensylvanica; Pennsylvania sedge

    Carex pensylvanica

    Pennsylvania sedge

  • Crambe maritima; Sea kale

    Crambe maritima

    Sea kale

  • Dichelostemma congestum; Ookow

    Dichelostemma congestum

    Ookow

  • Dodecatheon jeffreyi; Jeffrey's shooting star

    Dodecatheon jeffreyi

    Jeffrey's shooting star

  • Epimedium grandiflorum ; Bishop's hat, Fairy wings, Barrenwort

    Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

    Bishop's hat, Fairy wings, Barrenwort

  • Epimedium x versicolor ; Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

    Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'

    Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

  • Euphorbia; Spurge

    Euphorbia 'Excalibur'

    Spurge

  • Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae; Mrs. Robb's bonnet spurge

    Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

    Mrs. Robb's bonnet spurge

  • Geranium; Cranesbill

    Geranium 'Rozanne'

    Cranesbill

  • Geranium phaeum; Dusky cranesbill, Stillingfleet ghost

    Geranium phaeum

    Dusky cranesbill, Stillingfleet ghost

  • Geranium phaeum ; Variegated mourning widow

    Geranium phaeum 'Springtime'

    Variegated mourning widow

  • Geranium phaeum ; Cranesbill

    Geranium phaeum 'Album'

    Cranesbill

  • Geum rivale; Avens

    Geum rivale 'Flames of Passion'

    Avens

  • Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus; Gladiola

    Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

    Gladiola

  • Helleborus x hybridus; Lenten rose

    Helleborus x hybridus

    Lenten rose

  • Hyacinthoides hispanica; Spanish bluebells

    Hyacinthoides hispanica 'White City'

    Spanish bluebells

  • Hyacinthoides hispanica; Spanish Bluebells

    Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'

    Spanish Bluebells

  • Iris germanica ; Bearded iris

    Iris germanica 'Depth of Field'

    Bearded iris

  • Leucojum aestivum;  Summer snowflake

    Leucojum aestivum

    Summer snowflake

  • Magnolia x loebneri; Magnolia

    Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

    Magnolia

  • Maianthemum racemosum; Large false Solomon's–seal

    Maianthemum racemosum

    Large false Solomon's–seal

  • Monarda bradburiana; Eastern beebalm

    Monarda bradburiana

    Eastern beebalm

  • Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus; Poet's daffodil, Pheasant eye daffodil

    Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

    Poet's daffodil, Pheasant eye daffodil

  • Nepeta racemosa; Catmint

    Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'

    Catmint

  • Ornithogalum umbellatum; Sleepydick, Star of Bethlehem

    Ornithogalum umbellatum

    Sleepydick, Star of Bethlehem

  • Paeonia lactiflora; Chinese peony

    Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwen'

    Chinese peony

  • Paeonia suffruticosa; Tree peony

    Paeonia suffruticosa 'Unknown'

    Tree peony

  • Papaver orientale; Poppy

    Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere'

    Poppy

  • Patrinia scabiosifolia; Golden valerian

    Patrinia scabiosifolia

    Golden valerian

  • Phlomis tuberosa; Jerusalum sage

    Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone'

    Jerusalum sage

  • Phlox divaricata; Woodland phlox, Wild sweet William

    Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of perfume'

    Woodland phlox, Wild sweet William

  • Polygonatum biflorum; Smooth Solomon's seal

    Polygonatum biflorum

    Smooth Solomon's seal

  • Polygonatum falcatum; Solomon's seal

    Polygonatum falcatum

    Solomon's seal

  • Salvia x sylvestris; Violet sage

    Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht (May Night)'

    Violet sage

  • Sambucus nigra; Elderberry

    Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

    Elderberry

  • Tulipa; Tulip

    Tulipa 'Menton'

    Tulip

  • Tulipa; Tulip

    Tulipa 'China Town'

    Tulip

  • Uvularia flava; Bellwort

    Uvularia flava

    Bellwort

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