(Nepeta cataria) First grown in America in the late 1700s. 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.
8-10 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil.
Transplant outdoors in early spring just before last
frost. For maximum flavor and aroma, plant in a
dry, sandy, sunny area; however, catnip will tolerate
most soils and partial shade.