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Nepeta 'Catnip'

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Nepeta 'Catnip'

(Nepeta cataria)

Cats go wild rolling around and purring and rubbing against the plant!

This member of the mint family. However, it has no scent for humans. A hardy plant that looks similar to mint, it is very easy to grow. In summer, catnip will produce clusters of white flowers accented with purple dots. The leaves are used for teas, but catnip is mostly known for the dramatic effect its scent has on cats. Works as a great container plant. Catnip is a great companion plant to any annual, herb or perennial as it is a natural insect repellent. It is known to deter aphids and several types of beetles from your garden, protecting neighboring plants. You can also rub Catnip on your skin, releasing the natural oils, to help protect you from biting insects.

  • Light: Full Sun and Partial Sun
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Spacing:18-24 inches