Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Seeds

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Seeds


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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

aka Catmint

USDA Restricted: No sales to NE


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Nepeta cataria, commonly known as catnip or catmint, is in the family Lamiaceae (mint family).  The names catnip and catmint are derived from the intense attraction most cats have towards them.

Type: Perennial
Family:  Lamiaceae
Native Range:  Europe, Middle East, Asia
Growing Zones:  3-9
Mature Height: 24-36 inches
Mature Width: 15-18 inches

Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 7-10 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: Protect from cats until the plant is 3-4 months old 

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Soft green foliage
Bloom Time: Summer, July-October
Bloom Description: Small white or purple flowers bunched on spikes

Harvest: Leaf, Flower, Flowering Tops, Aerial
Harvest Time: Summer, July-October

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Cut flower, Aromatherapy, LOVED by cats



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