Herb – Catnip Organic
£0.99 – £6.99
An attractive hardy perennial herb, a vigorous member of the mint family. This spreading plant grows to 24” with lavender blue flowers all summer and a minty fragrance. Irresistible to bees, butterflies, beneficial insects and a favourite for cats.
Asking only full sun, Catnip grows readily in poor, dry, sandy, or hot soils where little else is successful. It grows readily and returns reliably for years of pleasure. This is easy to grow from seed, but it is a bit of a slow germinator. To reduce self-sowing, cut it back after bloom.
Cultivation advice Catnip organic
- Sow very thinly on good fine well draining seed compost, under-cover with warmth provided, from 8 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover the seed.
- Germination 14 -21 days under correct conditions.
- Can be sown outdoors in late spring after the soil has warmed.
- Thin / transplant to trays / pots when large enough to handle and grow on under cooler conditions.