28 May Catmint


Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is the herb of choice for feline enjoyment and traditional herbal uses by humans. Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) is the one best suited to more general landscape and flower garden use. Both have blue-purple blooms, minty foliage and vigorous growth habits. Harvesting catnip leaves frequently and shearing catmint after bloom will keep the plants bushy.


Makes a dependable mixed border plant. Looks great in rock gardens. Outstanding for planting near walkways, decks and patios where scent can be enjoyed.