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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

See our list of companion Plants for Catnip to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Catnip from seed

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

Transplanting Catnip

How long does Catnip take to grow?

These estimates for how long Catnip takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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When should I plant Catnip?

Our when to plant Catnip estimates are relative to your last frost date.

Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!

When to sow The number of days to sow Catnip before or after your last frost date.
42 days before Last Frost Date

Other names for Catnip

Nepeta L.

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