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Catnip is a member of the Nepeta family. Its botanical name is Nepeta. Catnip grows as a perennial and is a herb / flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally grows with a forb-like habit. Try planting Catnip if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Catnip have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Catnip

Growing Catnip from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Catnip about 42 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Catnip

Companion plants for Catnip

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Catnip so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Catnip

These plants will not grow well with Catnip so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Catnip problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Catnip plants:

Other names for Catnip

Nepeta L.

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How long does Catnip take to grow?

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When should I plant Catnip?

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