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Nepeta cataria

5.00 (5 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Catnip grows best in well drained soil and full sun, though it can tolerate almost any soil. Direct sow the catnip herb seeds after the last spring frost, planting them 1/4" deep in rows 20" apart; when the seedlings appear, thin to 12-15" apart.

Growing: Keep the soil uniformly moist until the seedlings are well established. Since cats will crush the seedlings, protection may be necessary until the plants have grown to a moderate height. Control weeds. Pinch off flower heads for more leaf growth.

Harvesting: Single leaves or stems can be harvested as soon as the plant reaches a height of 8". For best flavor, harvest in the morning after the dew has dried. Use fresh or dried; for best results, dry in an oven or dehydrator. Keep dried leaves in an airtight container.

Seed Saving: Catmint prefers well drained soil and full sun, though it can grow quite well in almost any soil. Direct sow the Nepeta Cataria seeds after the last spring frost, planting them 1/4" deep in rows 20" apart; when the seedlings appear, thin to 18-24" apart. Catmint also grows well as a container plant. In the garden, catmint repels pests such as ants, aphids, and mice.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Catswort, Catmint

Latin Name: Nepeta cataria

Species Origin: Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, China

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season|Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seeds per Ounce: 42,500

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic, Deer Resistant

Catnip Seeds 5.0
Review By buy these!

buy these!

they started to sprout right away!

Catnip Seeds 5.0
Review By tina wikum

great catnip

Everwilde is the only catnip seed that grows for me.

Catnip Seeds 5.0
Review By Tamasne Csokor

Catnip

Starts well from seeds in zone 10. Thanks

Catnip Seeds 5.0
Review By Tracee D

Great Germination~

Planted indoors and seeds germinated within 6 days. Love Everwilde. Their seed packets are resealable, have good info on the back. I've never had anything but praise for them as I have been completely satisified with every seed order I have placed with them.

Catnip Seeds 5.0
Review By Joan Addison

Arrived on time

Arrived quickly and packaging looks good. Haven't planted them yet.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $3.25 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $4.96 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $7.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $18.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $48.00 -+
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $216.00 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $384.00 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $912.00 Notify Me
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $1,728.00 Notify Me
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Catnip is a vigorous mint that is loved by cats. It can be brewed into a tea that has some health benefits. Grayish green leaves have a strong mint-like flavor and may be harvested late in the season. It is attractive to bees and may be used to aid pollination in your herb garden. May become invasive, so deadhead if you don't want Catnip to self sow!
History records that catnip was first grown in the Roman town of Nepeti, which explains its genus name, Nepeta.In early Britain before the arrival of Chinese tea, dried catnip made an excellent and popular tea; this tea also had legendary medical benefits for complaints such as fever, congestion, anxiety, or poor digestion. Its effect on the personality was supposed to have ranged from sedation, to courage, to fierce aggressiveness. One popular legend states that reluctant hangmen often chewed catnip leaves to give them courage for their task. A member of the mint family, catnip is extremely attractive to cats; in modern times, it is commercially produced primarily for pets.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Catnip grows best in well drained soil and full sun, though it can tolerate almost any soil. Direct sow the catnip herb seeds after the last spring frost, planting them 1/4" deep in rows 20" apart; when the seedlings appear, thin to 12-15" apart.

Growing: Keep the soil uniformly moist until the seedlings are well established. Since cats will crush the seedlings, protection may be necessary until the plants have grown to a moderate height. Control weeds. Pinch off flower heads for more leaf growth.

Harvesting: Single leaves or stems can be harvested as soon as the plant reaches a height of 8". For best flavor, harvest in the morning after the dew has dried. Use fresh or dried; for best results, dry in an oven or dehydrator. Keep dried leaves in an airtight container.

Seed Saving: Catmint prefers well drained soil and full sun, though it can grow quite well in almost any soil. Direct sow the Nepeta Cataria seeds after the last spring frost, planting them 1/4" deep in rows 20" apart; when the seedlings appear, thin to 18-24" apart. Catmint also grows well as a container plant. In the garden, catmint repels pests such as ants, aphids, and mice.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Catswort, Catmint

Latin Name: Nepeta cataria

Species Origin: Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, China

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season|Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Seeds per Ounce: 42,500

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 30 Inches

Color: Green, Purple

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic, Deer Resistant

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 5 reviews
5.0

Review By buy these!

buy these!

they started to sprout right away!

5.0

Review By tina wikum

great catnip

Everwilde is the only catnip seed that grows for me.

5.0

Review By Tamasne Csokor

Catnip

Starts well from seeds in zone 10. Thanks

5.0

Review By Tracee D

Great Germination~

Planted indoors and seeds germinated within 6 days. Love Everwilde. Their seed packets are resealable, have good info on the back. I've never had anything but praise for them as I have been completely satisified with every seed order I have placed with them.

5.0

Review By Joan Addison

Arrived on time

Arrived quickly and packaging looks good. Haven't planted them yet.