Herbs Catmint Catmint

Catmint

Seed

Product ID: 2921

Profuse lavender blooms on spiky stems.

Good for containers and the perennial garden. Soft, crinkled, gray-green leaves on a compact, mounding plant. Attracts bees and butterflies.

•Edible Flowers: The flowers are very small, but have strong flavor and aroma. Use as a flavorful garnish in any savory dish or dessert. Flavor is minty, spicy, and refreshing.

Avg. 39,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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$4.10
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1/4 Ounce

$8.50
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1 Ounce

$25.30
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1/4 Pound

$63.45
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1 Pound

$215.10
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Start 6-8 weeks before the last frost in the spring. Press the seeds into the soil mix and cover lightly. For fuller, bushier plants, pinch back the growing tips of the seedlings when they are 2-3" tall. Transplant outside in midspring, 12-18" apart, or grow in a container.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade. Catmint grows best in part shade, but tolerates full sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Average, well-drained soil.

PLANT HEIGHT: 12-18".

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-8.

HARVEST: Foliage may be cut as needed throughout the season. Dry the leaves and use in tea or potpourri. If the plants are deadheaded, they will bloom sporadically through fall.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Nepeta mussinii
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
75 - 85 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Grows Well in Containers Edible Flowers Attracts Beneficial Insects