It's not just for cats!
Aromatic perennial mint, more drought-tolerant than other mints.
Edible flowers. Grows to 3', with downy, pale-green foliage and 4" flower spikes.Leaves make a pleasant tea with calming and antispasmodic effects, especially to soothe restlessness during illness or for children.
Fresh homegrown herb is tasty and effective. Easy to grow and requires little care.
BOTANICAL NAME: Nepeta cataria
Best in light soils-heavy clay soil inhibits essential oil production. Dig in some compost and sand/small gravel if needed for drainage. Prefers sun. Sow seed in early spring or late fall, initially on 5" centers and thin when 4" high. Lightly cover seed. Water moderately and keep weeded until plants are well established. Harvest as flowering begins. Use both leaves and flowering tops and dry in shade.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 3-9/Height 2-3'/Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly, Edible Flowers