Nepeta cataria – Catnip

Nepeta cataria - Catnip

Planted 2007, in temporary herb bed

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Nepeta (NEP-eh-tuh)
Species: cataria (kat-AR-ee-uh)

Category:
Herbs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Aromatic

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

Soil pH 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

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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David

Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'