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Catnip has a notable aroma, especially when bruised. It can cause about two-thirds of cats to experience a euphoric sensation. While it does not have a drug-like effect on humans, it can be used to add flavor to salads.
Grow in a sunny border or walkway, or use as a groundcover. Very heat and drought tolerant.
|Plant Types:||Herb, Interior Plant, Perennial|
|Height:||1 foot 6 inches to 2 feet|
|Width:||1 foot 6 inches to 2 feet|
|Zones:||3a to 8b|
|Bloom Color:||Lavender, Purple|
|Bloom Seasons:||Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall|
|Leaf Color:||Blue, Green, Silvery|
|Special Features:||Deer resistant, Fragrant foliage|
|Shape:||Upright or erect|
|Fertilizer:||Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food|
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Full sun or light shade. Divide clumps in spring or fall, or propagate by taking cuttings in summer. N. cataria can be grown from seeds.
Aromatic gray-green leaves, square stems. Most species are perennial, but a few are annuals. Leaves are ovate to lance shaped and have entire, toothed, or scalloped edges.
Showy spikes of small two-lipped flowers violet to white in color.
Average, well-drained soil. Thrive in drier site than most common perennials. Damp soil leads to rot.