CATNIP Nepeta cataria
Perennial-Permanent Plant - Height 1 to 3 feet
Cats love this herb. Catnip is a member of the mint family It has silvery green leaves and fragrant lavender blue flowers. It also attracts bees and birds. Does very well in dry, poor soil areas.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds indoors in early spring or outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil.
SPACING: If planted in rows space rows 18 to 24 inches apart.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are about 2 inches tall, thin or transplant to about 12 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 2 to 4 weeks depending upon weather and soil conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Cats love fresh or dried leaves. Don't plant in areas where cats will be a nuisance. Cut tops of plants and dry in cool ventilated place. Store dried leaves in air-tight container. Plants are very easy to grow and do not require much care.