Catnip, Japanese – seed packet – $2.99 – Sold Out
Related tags: drought tolerant, Insectary plant
(Schizonepeta tenuifolia) Annual in the Mint Family. Also known as Jing-Jei. Used in Chinese medicine. To 3-feet high with with tiny lavender flowers. Flavor like “regular” Catnip crossed with mint. When dried, exudes a strong mint odor, almost like Pennyroyal. Felines are not attracted to this plant; will hold out for their Nepeta cataria.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Direct seed around the time of the last frost. Thin to 12-18 inches apart apart. For medicine, harvest entire plant when flowering. Pinch a few times before blossoming starts to increase your harvest. Seeded plants left uncut will provide winter forage for birds.
Contains at least 50 seeds.