Organic Catnip Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #05866-PK-P1


Bring in bees (and cats) while deterring insect pests

Days to Maturity: 85 from direct sow

Catnip brings the good animals into the garden and keeps the pests away. Irresistible to cats and bees, it is a spreading, carefree joy in the bed or border, blooming all summer with fragrant flowers and foliage. We've known many gardeners who began growing catnip to please their cats and were so delighted with these plants that they ended up a permanent feature in the garden.

Catnip is a perennial, a member of the mint family that grows as easily as its famous cousin but does not spread quite so unstoppably. Both the soft lavender-blue flowers and the green foliage are aromatic on these 2-foot-tall plants. And now we are proud to carry certified organic catnip seed.

Asking only full sun, catnip grows readily in poor, dry, sandy, or hot soils where little else is successful. Direct sow the seeds in spring after danger of frost, and harvest the entire plant, if desired for tea, potpourri, etc., in midsummer. Be careful about allowing it to go to seed; volunteer catnip plants will dot your garden if you do not snip off the seedheads before they scatter. On the other hand, it's lovely to harvest the seed and share with friends. (Fun holiday card surprise!)


Skip Product Specs
Genus Nepeta
Species cataria
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer
Days to Maturity 85
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Certified Organic, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fragrance, Herbs, Hummingbird Lovers, Pest Fighter
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 28, 2015

great cat nip

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought it for a summer project and it turned out great the cats loved it!

i like summer and i have 2 cats from AR

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