- Perennial plant in zones 3-9
- Plants grow to 2-3 feet when mature
- Established plants are drought tolerant
Herb, Catnip Description
(Nepeta cataria) Native to Europe and Asia; grown in America since the colonial era. Euphoric effect for cats. Makes a tasty herbal tea for humans. Bushy plants spread 2-3' when mature. Very drought tolerant once plants are established. Perennial in zones 3-9.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.