Nepeta cataria-a hardy perennial herb of the Mint Family, with pungent fragrance which is highly attractive and exciting to cats. Cats aren’t the only creatures that benefit from Catnip as the leaves may be candied to enjoy as a dessert and it’s oil is used to relieve the symptoms of headaches and nervousness.

Growing Cultures

Outdoors, containers (sow direct in final pots, or in plugs and later transplant to final pots), and hydroponics.

Plant Height

Catnip usually grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet (90 -120cm).

Plant Spacing

Catnip plants should be spaced between 15 and 18 inches (38 and 45 cm) apart.

Soil Requirements

Catnip grows fine in well drained, average soils.

Sun & Lighting Requirements

Catnip grown outdoors prefers full sun, but will tolerate some shade.