Catnip Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

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.

  • Organic Heirloom #6064 - 400 mg
    This packet sows up to 128 feet.
  • $2.49
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  • Conventional Heirloom #5027 - 600 mg
    This packet sows up to 256 feet.
  • $1.89
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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

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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

Catnip/Oat Grass Seeds
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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

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