Catnip, Official – seed packet – $2.49
Related tags: bird winter forage, drought tolerant, Insectary plant, smokeable
(Nepeta cataria) Short-lived hardy perennial in the Mint Family. Beloved by many a cat for its stimulation, and by many a person for its sedative effects. Grey-green, slightly wooly foliage. Spikes of speckled white musky flowers, to five feet high.
Planting suggestions: Sow directly in the garden in early Spring, or in flats to transplant. Protect from feline predation until sized up, if necessary. Will self-sow freely. If stalks are not cut down before winter, finches will feast on the seeds.
Contains at least 200 seeds. Packed for 2016.