Nepeta cataria

Genus
Nepeta
Species
cataria
Family
Lamiaceae
Common Name(s)
Catnip
Range
Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to Spain, W. and C. Asia to the Himalayas. Naturalized in N. America.
Habitat
Roadsides and near streams. Hedgerows, borders of fields, dry banks and waste ground, especially on calcareous and gravelly soils.
Hardiness
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)
Sun Exposure
Sun to Partial Shade
Water Needs
Tolerates drought when well established
Soil Type
Grows in a wide range of soils
Soil pH
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Height
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Age to Maturity
Flowers and seeds first year.
Bloom Color
White
Bloom Type
Propagation Method(s)
Seed Collection
Pest
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