Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)
Catnip is a perennial and will grow from 3-5 feet tall. It has
spikes of pale lilac flowers that bees find irresistible and visit all day
long. It is an excellent plant for attracting pollinators to your garden.
Catnip prefers full sun and average well drained soil. It is a perennial
herb of the mint family and will return year after year. Catnip has a well
earned reputation for sending cats into states of kitten like friskiness
and euphoria. It is now known that the aroma of catnip is an aphrodisiac
to our feline friends.
Catnip tends to have a sedative effect on humans. It is most often drunk
as a tea for a calming effect. It is also useful for settling an upset
stomach. It has also been used to treat headaches, scarlet fever,
coughing & insomnia. Catnip can also be used for cuts, studies show it
has a natural healing quality. Crush fresh catnip leaves, damp them &
apply to your cut. Pregnant women should AVOID Catnip
Sow seed in early Spring or late Fall. Lightly cover seed and water
moderately. In early spring, cut out last years spent stems to make way
for the new ones. You can shear back plants after their first flush of
bloom to encourage another flowering cycle. Catnip is also Deer resistant.
1 pack of 500+ seeds $3.00
1 gram of
1 ounce of seeds
1650 seeds per gram - 46,000 per ounce)