Catnip Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

4.4 out of 5 stars
(10 reviews)

Catnip is a multi-purpose plant. The tea is very pleasant with a lemon-mint flavor and fragrance. Along with fresh catnip planted in containers indoors year-round, catnip toys filled with dried leaves will provide your feline friends with hours of fun. But be warned; they may ignore you for a while! Catnip is very hardy and grows in almost any soil; self-sows readily.

Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Eurasia

Hardiness: Hardy perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer

Plant Dimensions: 3' tall and wide

Variety Information: Pale green, soft leaves that emit a characteristic, pungent, minty odor when crushed. Small white or lavender tubular flowers massed at the ends of stems in early to midsummer with scattered blooming through early fall.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow as late as 2 months before your average first fall frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"–¼'

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Cut stems about 4" from the ground. Tie branches with string or rubber bands, and hang upside down in a brown paper bag, in a cat-free, dry location until leaves crumble easily. Keep dried flowers and leaves, discard the stems. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry location.

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Catnip Seeds Reviews

10 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Jul 23, 2018
Started the seeds indoors this spring. Planted in a new garden bed after the frost was gone. I have already cut the plant back twice and dried all of it for gifts and for our own cats! Great producing stock
Cerissa from MN

Catnip/Oat Grass Seeds

4 out of 5 stars May 3, 2019
The oat grass seeds do better in my plant stand and I just planted 3 more pots for the kitties! The catnip seeds I'll put out side in pots where they'll get more sun.
Marylou Houck from IL

Here Kitty!

5 out of 5 stars May 31, 2020
Love the artwork on the packet.Seeds never fail.The catnip is so green and healthy.I buy these as stocking stuffers for family who have cats.My cousin's cat stole the pack of seeds before she had a chance to plant them and never to be found! love all of your seed products and will not buy from any other company.Thanks!
Carol Coulter from PA

Catnip Seeds

4 out of 5 stars May 31, 2020
fair germination growing well
jerry from CO

Loving it

5 out of 5 stars Jul 23, 2020
Easy to germinate although seeds are really small. Once established the plants are so easy to grow. They are loved by our cat, and I mean loved! Pollinators love them as well once they begin to bloom.
Mike from IL

Can not get catnip to grow from seed.

3 out of 5 stars Apr 1, 2021
Can not get catnip to grow from seed. ????????
Marlowe from NV
Owner Response: Hi Marlowe, We are always happy to help. A customer service representative will be with you to help. Our seeds are tested regularly to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. Usually, there are small changes to soil temperature, moisture, or just patience that can make all the difference. We will be in touch soon.

Great Gift for Neighborhood Cats

5 out of 5 stars May 4, 2021
I grew this for the local cats and it's a hit. These plants germinated well and thrived when put in a large pot and sunny spot. Would definitely recommend.
Brandy from SC


5 out of 5 stars Nov 6, 2021
easy to grow..cat loves it.
Judy from SC

My cat loves it

5 out of 5 stars Jan 28, 2022
Easy to take care, and my cat loves it!!
Emma from TX

Seeds have not grown after 2x's try

3 out of 5 stars Mar 2, 2022
I have been unsuccessful to get the catnip to grow after planting twice. The cat grass is fantastic but I don't know what I can do to get the catnip to germinate.
Gigi from AZ
Owner Response: Hi Gigi, We are sorry you are having trouble germinating these seeds. Rest assured, quality is very important to use and our seeds are tested regularly to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. I am not sure if you are trying to germinate these indoors, but with an ideal soil temperature of 60-70 degrees F you may want to find a cooler part of the house. Sowing seeds at the recommended depth and misting to keep moist but not move seeds with a strong stream of water is also important. We hope these tips help and hope you will feel comfortable contacting us to troubleshoot growing issues like these. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to help.

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