Nepeta cataria | SKU: 0459A P250
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  • Organic
  • Perennial plant in zones 3-9
  • Plants grow to 2-3 feet when mature
  • Established plants are drought tolerant

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(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.

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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.

Happy kitties this plant will make.


My cat wants to leave a 5 star review. Very effective for relaxing good kitties. :)

Healthy Catnips


Sturdy catnip plants resulted from following the instructions, although the germination rate was a little low. I soaked the seeds for 24 hours before sowing them as per the label instructions. One plant I placed outside, in a container, before autumn ended. The plant has remained healthy all winter (zone 7b), with minimal watering. Tough plant, I'm impressed.