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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

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Common Catnip Seeds

Common Catnip Seeds, Nepeta cataria
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Catnip or "Catmint" is world famous as a kitty cat delight. People also love the blue flowers.

Zones 1 - 10

Plant Information

Be sure to include this one for your cat. He or she will love the leaves, you'll enjoy the beautiful flowers. One of the easiest herbs to grow. Dependably spreading perennial.

When and Where to Plant: Select a full sun to partial shade location and sow seed after last frost. Catnip will grow in most soil types but prefers a sandy, well drained soil. Keep soil moist until the seeds germinate.
Care: Pinch plants often while they're growing, to obtain dense, well-shaped plants.
Harvesting: The herb is harvested just before flowering in middle to late summer on a dry sunny day and in late morning when all dew is gone. Drying should be done carefully. Cut off the whole plant at the base and hang it upside down as soon as possible in a dark, dry, well-ventilated place to minimize loss of volatile oil, or you can dry in an oven at 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Associated SKUs
1CATOZ (1 Ounce)
1CATQP (1/4 Pound)
1CATLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Common Catnip
Botanical Name Nepeta cataria
Planting Depth 1/8 inch
Seed Spacing 2 inches
Row Spacing 12-18 inches
Space After Thinning 12 inches
Days to Germination 10-15
Days to Harvest 70-90
Ways to Grow Containers, Ornamental Edibles, Small Gardens
In the Kitchen Drying
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Seed
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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