Uses: Herb: can be used fresh or dried. May also be used for landscaping and as an indoor or outdoor potted plant.
Benefits: Excites cats. Attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Sun: Full Sun
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 6"+
Bloom Season: Early to Late Summer
A herbaceous perennial and member of the mint family (Lamiaceae), Catnip is famous for its intoxicating effects on felines.
Your cat won't be able to resist the allure of Catnip! Whether they're licking, chewing, or rolling in it they'll be in a state of feline bliss!
Also great for training! Trim often and rub on scratching posts to keep kitty from scratching furniture, sprinkle on a new cat bed to make it more attractive or sprinkle in an old sock and knot the top to make a playful toy.
Catnip Plant Care
Give full sun.
Attempt to keep soil slightly moist but not wet, especially during periods of intense heat.
Do not expose to temperatures below freezing for prolonged periods of time.
Do not expose to frost.
Does best in temperatures between 55°F and 85°F.
Size of Catnip That You Ship
We ship our Catnip in 4" grow pots. There are approximately 4 plants per 4" grow pot.
Size of Catnip When Fully Grown
Catnip is known to grow up to 30" in height. If potted its width will be determined by its pot. Outdoor catnip plants will grow wider every year if planted in an appropriate zone.
Common Names of Nepeta cataria
Toxicity and Risks of Catnip
Catnip is generally regarded as safe and non-toxic for pets and people. Humans that consume large amounts of catnip either by smoking it, eating it, or drinking it (Catnip Tea) may experience headaches, vomiting, and a feeling of being ill.