Nepeta cataria. Although catnip is most widely used in toys for kitty, it can also be used in salads as a green or for a relaxing tea. Height 3-4’. Approx. 850 seeds/pkg. Zone 3.
Zones 3-9. Plant seeds 1⁄8 inch deep in warm, dry, well drained sandy soil. Thin to 12 inches apart.
Catnip spreads rapidly so provide it with adequate space. The plants should be cut back each year to avoid a straggly appearance. Protect small plants from cats until well established. Take cuttings in spring only. Self-sows freely. Harvest young leaves and flowering tops when fully open, before they turn brown.