Catnep or Catnip – Buy herbs

£2.50

Very fragrant upright foliage with cream flowers in the summer.

Very easy plant – ideal for the beginner gardener.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Description

Catnep or Catnip description:

The cream flowers in the summer are nothing to write home about, and some people may find the nettle-like leaves unattractive.
But most cats will thank you for including it in the garden! They go crazy for Catnip – Catnep (Nepeta cataria).

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.

This is suitable for the herb garden, border or patio.How easy is it to grow:
This is good in a herb garden or border and is straightforward provided it is given a well drained soil.

Buy herbs with confidence, because we tell you it straight.

Unfortunately this plant is also known as Catmint – which is confusing as this generally refers to the low, blue flowered Nepeta mussinii.
Catmint (Nepeta mussinii) is the plant with has slightly less cat appeal and is a very attractive plant.

Botanical name: Nepeta cataria.

Catnep flowering in August
Catnep in August

Catnep – Catnip culinary uses:

Use sparingly in sauces – has an underlying bitter taste

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun, but will tolerate semi-shade.

Sun or semi shade

What type of soil:

Well drained soil, or dryish stoney ground.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture, or dryish stoney ground.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 50 cm.
Spread 50 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 4 plants per square metre.

Purchase herbs, wildflowers, alpines and perennials.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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