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Nepeta cataria (Catnip). This is a lovely perennial with downy grey-green foliage with pale lavender or white flowers.
They need a well-drained soil in a sunny position. You can propagate by division or from cuttings taken during the late spring summer months or from seed.
Interest and use
Border, edging, fragrance. Can be found on waste ground.
- LightFull sun
- HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
- SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
- Soil pH5.5 to 7.0