Catnip Seeds

Favorite of cats. Green leaves are good for tea.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

Catnip is a perennial addition to the herb garden. It produces green leaves and white flowers, making it ornamental as well as utilitarian. Gardeners often grow catnip for their feline companions, as the oil in the plants acts as a stimulant in cats. Catnip is also used in relaxing teas that aid in upset stomachs, nervous headaches, colds, and intestinal cramps in humans. Also attracts bees and butterflies. Grow catnip from seed and provide this versatile herb for both you and your cat's enjoyment!

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Nepeta cataria
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Flowers are fragrant, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50