- Perennial plant in zones 3-9
- Plants grow to 2-3 feet when mature
- Established plants are drought tolerant
(Nepeta cataria) Native to Europe and Asia, catnip has been grown in North America since the colonial era. Known for its euphoric effect on cats, this herb also makes a tasty tea for humans. Its bushy plants spread to 2-3' when mature. Catnip is very drought-tolerant once plants are established. Perennial in zones 3-9.
Learn to Grow Catnip
Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-10 Days
Plant Outdoors: 12-18” Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - 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.
Ratings & Reviews
5 Cat Approved
This catnip took over a large section of our garden. Our cats absolutely love it fresh. They eat it from our hands. We will be using our dehydrator to make dried catnip! It did well in our New England weather.