Catmint (Nepeta mussinii) - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
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.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nepeta mussinii