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Nepeta cataria

  • Catnip is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • Catnip is very easy to grow and is tolerant to heat and drought; resistant to critters, insects and disease.
  • As with all mint-family plants, Catnip may spread easily.

With grey-green leaves and spikes of white flowers this perennial is famous for inducing euphoria in cats. Good resistance to deer. Excellent for tea. Used as medicine throughout recorded history for soothing fevers and inducing sleep. Its minty flavor is delicious and gentle enough for children.

Height: 24-36 Inches

Spread: 24 Inches

USDA Zone: 3-9

Color: Green

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies


  • Medicinal
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Border or Bed
  • Fragrant

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Squirrel Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Low Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Dry

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others