Catnip, Catswort, Catwort, Catmint
About This Plant
Catnip is a short-lived herbaceous perennial plant in the Mint family that is hardy in USDA zones 3-9. It grows to a height of about two to four feet tall. It is a species in the genus of Nepeta and the term “Catmint” is often used to refer to the genus as a whole.
Catnip plants bear some characteristic similarities to other plants in the Mint family. It is an erect plant with loosely branching square stems. Its aromatic, silvery, blue-green, heart-shaped leaves are wrinkled and scalloped. They are covered in a soft, downy hair that is especially wooly on the underneath side of Read More