Catnip is a perennial and medicinal plant with dense whorls of whitish purple flowers and leaves that have a pungent mintlike smell.
Catnip plants enjoy sun and are drought-tolerant ground covers, making them good candidates for sunny, dry areas where many other flowers would struggle. Excellent at attracting beneficial insects and cats love it!
Size: 60-90cm tall and wide
Sow: Start 6 weeks before last frost date indoors and plant out after frost risk has passed (September to February Cool Climate)
Space: 30-45 cm
Commonly known as catnip, catswort, catwort, and catmint, is a species of the genus Nepeta in the family Lamiaceae, native to southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and parts of China. It is widely naturalized in northern Europe, New Zealand, and North America