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Country catnip is sown, grown, and harvested by hand in rural, USA.

Our Country Catnip is the strongest catnip we have ever known. Catnip (nepeta cataria*), also known as catmint, is not just a plant loved by cats. Catmint is also used in many herbal teas related to sleep and as a relaxer to help reduce stress. Catnip Oil has also been found to be an insect repellant to certain mosquitoes and flies.

While not all cats respond to catnip the same, those that enjoy it will certainly love Country Catnip.

Catnip or Catmint
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a perennial herb that grows to a size of 20" - 39" tall and wide. As a member of the mint family it is recognized by mint like leaves and having a square stem. The leaves are triangular to ovate and have a jagged edge.

Catnip blooms from late spring through autumn and produces small flowers that can be white with bits of pale pink or purple highlights.

Why do cats love it?
Catnip contains nepetalactone, which is a feline attractant and has been been shown to attract felines both domesticated and wild, such as leopards and tigers.

Growing Catnip
Catnip can be grown from seed, stem cuttings, or rootball division in a location receiving full sun, meaning more than 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. It prefers well drained soil of average quality and regular waterings. Be mindful not to overwater allowing soil to go almost dry in between waterings. Under good conditions catnip can grow up to 5 feet tall.

Catnips fragrant blossoms can attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Catnip will self-seed in the fall so removing flowers (deadheading) is suggested if you do not want volunteer seedlings the following season.

Perennial - Herb
Zones: 3 - 9
Full Sun
Water: Regularly
Spacing: 15 -18"
Height: 3-5'
pH Levels: 6 - 8
Suitable for container gardening and hydroponics.

Harvesting Catnip
The catnip stems, leaves, and flowers may be harvested. Catnip is most potent when harvested in the stages just prior to budding up to full bloom.

The preferred method is to cut the whole plant from just above ground level at 3-6". Cuttings can then be hung upside-down to dry in a location free from weathering and high moisture to avoid molding. Dry to a point where the leaves crumble in your hand and stems can be snapped freely. Once dried, stems can be stripped of all leaves and flowers. Discard the thick stems and store the remaining leaves and flowers in a cool dark location for a longer "shelf life".

Dried catnip stores well in an airtight container.


Dried Catnip*

Catnip Seeds*

Live Plants*

*Our supplies are currently sold out. The links will now direct you to Amazon where you may purchase your desired products.
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