(Nepeta cataria) Short-lived hardy perennial in the Mint Family. Beloved by many a cat for its stimulation, and by many a human for its sedative effects. Grey-green, slightly woolly foliage. Spikes of speckled white musky flowers, to five feet high. Some cats prefer it fresh, others dry. For human enjoyment, make a tea or smoke it. (Yes, smoke it!)
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.
At least 50 seeds per packet.