417 East Maxwell Street,
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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Nepeta cataria (catnip, catmint)
An aromatic garden and container plant, appealing to butterflies and cats. Catnip grows in spreading clumps. The triangular to ovate leaves appear gray-green. Purple-white flowers bloom in spiky terminal clusters at the stem ends from late spring to well into summer. Historically used for medicinal purposes and as a culinary herb. Drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and repellent to certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs. Catnip does well in full sun to partial shade. 2-3'H x 2-3'W. USDA Zones 3-7.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.