Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. Thrives in dry soils and is very tolerant of drought. Site plants in full sun in northern areas.
Nepeta cataria is a short lived perennial, herbaceous plant that grows to be 50 to 100 cm (20 to 39 in) tall and wide, which blooms from late-spring to the autumn. In appearance, N. cataria resembles a typical member of the mint family of plants, featuring brown green foliage with the characteristic square stem of the Lamiaceae family of plants.The coarse toothed leaves are triangular to elliptical in shape.The small, bilabiate flowers of N.cataria are showy and fragrant, and are either pink in colour or white with fine spots of pale purple.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Nepeta cataria, commonly known as catnip, catswort, and catmint,
Maximum Reachable Height
2.00 to 3.00 feet
White with pale purple spotting
May to September
easy to grow
Planting and care
Basic care of catmint is easy. Water catmint plants regularly until they become well established.
Mulch will help retain moisture and keep down weeds.
Once plants are a few inches tall, pinch them back to promote bushier growth.
Faassens catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) is sterile however, and doesnt require deadheading.
Shear the plants back to half their size in fall or following harvest.
Catmint herb is easy to grow. These plants are good for mass planting or edging and are suitable near vegetables as an insect deterrent especially aphids and Japanese beetles.Catmint can be grown in sun or partial shade with average, well-draining soil. They are even heat and drought tolerant, making them excellent plants for dry garden areas. Catmint is most often grown by seed or through division.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Dry to medium
60 to 70F
Apply any organic fertilizer
Catnip special feature
Borders, path edging, cottage gardens or herb gardens. Good for dry areas. Containers. Grow as an ornamental, for herbal use and/or for your cat.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Nepeta cataria is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in gardens
It is also grown for its attractant qualities to house cats and butterflies
Nepetalactone is a mosquito and fly repellent
Unverified information Due to the fact that catnip promotes sweating when used as an herbal tea, it was used for the treatment of nervousness, colds, influenza, and fevers during the Middle Ages
Catnip has also been alleged to aid with flatulence, diarrhea, colic, and other childhood diseases, as well as preventing miscarriages, premature births, and morning sickness
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Catnip?
Catnip is commonly known as Nepeta cataria, commonly known as catnip, catswort, and catmint,
How tall do Catnip grow?
On average Catnip grows 2.00 to 3.00 feet
What color are Catnip?
A Catnip plant bears flowers of color White with pale purple spotting
When Catnip blooms?
With enough light, Catnip may produce White with pale purple spotting flowers in May to September
How hard is Catnip to grow?
A Catnip is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Catnip need?
A Catnip prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Catnip need?
A Catnip prefers watering Dry to medium
What kind of soil does a Catnip need?
A Catnip prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Catnip like?
A Catnip prefers 60 to 70F
How often should I fertilize my Catnip?
To encourage Catnip growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
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Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?