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Catnip Seeds Nepeta cataria

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Packet $3.95 $2.37
1 Ounce $12.95
1/4 Pound $30.95 40%
1 Pound $77.95 62%
5 Pounds $264.95
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  • Tall-growing heirloom perennial
  • Easy to grow, indoors or out
  • Favored by cats, Catnip is also used to flavor teas

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Catnip - Plant Catnip Seeds

Catnip - also called Catmint or True Catnip - is a perennial herb that is native to parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Plant catnip seeds inside or outdoors in full sun or partial shade. As the name implies, catnip is ideal for cats, but can also be used to flavor teas.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Catnip Seeds
    Botanical Name:Nepeta cataria
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Bush
    Features:Heirloom, Culinary, Medicinal, Outdoor, Indoor, Deer Resistant, Container Garden
    Days to Maturity:80-90 Days
    Plant Spacing:18-24 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Catnip

    When to Plant Catnip Seeds

    Start seeds indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden, after the danger of the last frost. Or sow directly into the garden if your area has a longer growing season, when the danger of frost has passed.

    Where to Plant Catnip Seeds

    Catnip performs best in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. This plant is drought tolerant and thrives in dry soils with a pH of about 6.6.

    How to Plant Catnip Seeds

    Add aged compost to the planting bed and turn it under. Make shallow furrows and cover seeds 1/8th of an inch with loose soil. Thin or transplant seedlings to 12 inches apart when they reach 2 inches tall. Keep plants full by pinching the growing stems and flowers buds when they appear. Be very careful when transplanting outdoors, as bruising the leaves will release the oils that attract felines. Water your plants only when the soil dries out. Cut catnip back to the ground in spring to improve growth and appearance.

    How to Harvest Catnip

    Harvest leaves by cutting the stems or shearing the flower spikes after the plant reaches 6 inches or taller. If harvesting for cats, wait until the plant blooms. The foliage will keep its scent best when air dried. You can easily propagate catnip by dividing an established plant.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 30 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 250 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 1,000 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 4,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 20,000 Sq. Ft

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews

Review By

Very good

The cats love it


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CatNip seeds

I planted the seeds in an indoor window box, since fall is setting in. So far the shoots are doing well. I look forward to their growth.


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works great


Review By

Love this catnip!!!

Since I am 'owned'by three cats (and if you are too!),this catnip is fantastic!!! Previously,I had grown the same in a planter and it lasted for three years - until a certain kitty (who shall remain nameless) decided to rearrange it.
It is so good, I have to hide it out of reach! Every single seed planted evolved into thick healthy plants!!!
Definitely deserves more than five stars! :)


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Catnip Seed

What a bargain wonderful seeds cat loves them.


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Happy Cat

My cat - names is Brownie - could not be happier. She smiles all the time. Thanks.

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