Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Catnip is very hardy and can withstand hard frost.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Catnip prefers moderate water, but is drought tolerant once established.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

There's no advantage to starting your seeds in cold soil, so wait until it's warmed up a little, to at least 60˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)

Catnip prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade, as well.

Water
Moderate

Catnip prefers moderate water, but is drought tolerant once established.

Feeder
Light

These plants grow best in rich soil, but almost any soil will do.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Catnip grows very well in a container if drainage is adequate. Make sure the plant doesn't get root bound, so plan for large growth, or thin every fall.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Light green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
24.0-36.0"
Plant Diameter
10.0-12.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-9
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Lemon-mint flavor.