The greyish-green, heart shaped leaves make a soothing tea. Of course, cats go wild for it!
While this plant won't win a beauty pageant, the greyish-green, heart shaped leaves make a soothing tea. And of course cats go wild for it! In the garden, plants can grow to 90 cm (3') high. Catnip will self-sow and establish persistent stands. In most situations, catnip is a short lived perennial hardy in Zones 3-9.
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How To Grow
1650 seeds per gram. Sow seed directly outside in a sunny spot in May. Barely cover seed and keep the soil moist through the 7-14 day germination period.
Thin plants in the garden to 25 cm (10") apart.
Blooming Season Begins
Days to Emergence
7 to 14
Medium Tall %2850 to 100 cm%29%2820%22 to 39%22%29
Degree of Difficulty
Introduced Species Now Naturalized
Leaves are used in sauces, tea, salads.
Bee and pollinator plant
Cats love the leaves
Flower spikes are used in fresh or dried arrangements.
Large container plant.