Catnip Wild – Item #76


Catnip, or catmint, is a perennial herb found growing wild throughout North America and Europe. Its spikes of pale purple blossoms attract bees and other pollinators. Catnip makes a relaxing bedtime tea for humans, and is a favorite treat for cats.

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Additional information

Weight .25 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/8″ (3mm)

Plant Space: 18″ (46cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 7-10 days

Sow outdoors in late fall or early spring in average, well-drained soil and full sun to part shade. Or start indoors two to three weeks prior to last spring frost. Catnip is easy to grow in just about any soil, and does well even in dry areas.

Cut previous year’s dried stems to encourage new production. Harvest individual leaves as needed. Leaves can be dried for later use.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria

Matures In: 80 days

Type: hardy perennial