Nepeta cataria

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  • Common Name: Catni[
  • Plant Story:

    Beloved by house cats, Nepeta cataria features square grayish stems with aromatic ovate gray-green leaves below spiked white two-lipped flowers with pale purple spotting. The herb is often used for medicinal purposes, in teas, or for culinary purposes.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: White
  • Planting Zone: 3-7
  • Height: 2-3 ft
  • Spread: 2-3 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full sun to part shade
  • Suggested Uses: Borders, cottage gardens, or herb gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Clump forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Plants will self-seed. Wet soils can be fatal. Shear spike after flowering. Intolerant of heat and h


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