Nepeta cataria

Catnip (Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

The plant has a strong smell of mint. Add a few fresh leaves to green salads. Either fresh or dried leaves will make a refreshing, therapeutic tea. The dried, crushed leaves can be stuffed into cloth pouches to make wonderful cat toys.

Height

12-36 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Color

White

Bloom Time

June-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows well in containers, both inside and outdoors. Preserve by air-drying.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Cat Grass (Avena sativa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Culinary
Fragrant
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Ground Cover
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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