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Catnip Seeds

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Number of Seeds per Pack: 100

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Catnip Seeds

Catnip, also known as Nepta cataria, is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, and is also common in North America.

Catnip pleasantly stimulates cats' pheromonic receptors resulting in temporary euphoria. The flowers and leaves can be dried and used in herbal teas. Some herbalists claim that Catnip has a sedative effect on humans. However, no scientific studies have been able to prove such a claim.

Catnip has sturdy stems with opposite heart-shaped, green to grayish-green leaves. It blooms flowers that are white, blue, pink or lilac and occur in several clusters toward the tip of the stems. The Catnip flowers are tubular and spotted with tiny purple dots. The Catnip scent is said to drive mice away.

Also available:
Lemon Catnip Seeds
Japanese Catnip Seeds
Catmint Seeds
Dried Catnip
Additional Details
  • Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Nepeta (NEP-eh-tuh)
  • Species: cataria (kat-AR-ee-uh)
  • AKA: Catswort, Catmint
  • Category:Herbs
  • Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
  • Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
  • Germination Time: 7 to 14 days
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Bloom Color: White/Near White
  • Foliage:Silver/Gray, Blue-Green, Aromatic
  • Soil Requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
  • Propagation Methods: From seed; sow indoors before last frost or direct sow outdoors after last frost
  • Other Details:May be a noxious weed or invasive. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Flowers are fragrant. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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