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Nepeta cataria

Certified Organic Seed

Once upon a time, a beloved kitty named Princess was living a regular kitty cat life. Until one day, when, while roaming outdoors, she happened upon a wild patch of an alluring herb. Into her nose flooded the chemical nepetalactone, the source of catnip's power. It bound to her olfactory receptors, causing her to become intoxicated. The natural high she experienced opened her kitty eyes to a wild world she had never known, showing her a new kingdom to reign over. From that day forth, Princess became the ruler of her own imaginative (and, yes, possibly imaginary) world. Celebrate your kitty's reign with the gift of a catnip patch.

  • Number of Seeds: 200 seeds
  • Spacing in Row: 12 inches
  • Spacing Between Rows: 12 inches
  • Planting Depth: 0 inches
  • Days to Germination: 7-14 days
  • Days to Maturity: 75 days
  • Height at Maturity: 18 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 12 inches

How to grow: Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost date. Sprinkle a few seeds on the surface of each pot, agitate the surface, then water in gently. Once the seedlings have germinated and are 1/2 inch high, thin to 1-2 seedlings per pot. Transplant outdoors when plants are 2-3 inches high. Catnip is very hearty and will grow almost anywhere, but prefers full-sun, well-drained soil and moderate water. Do not plant catnip near plants that could be damaged by cats; some cats smother catnip and any plants that are next to it.

About the artist: Art by Christina Hess . Christina is a freelance illustrator living in Philadelphia, where she graduated from University of the Arts with a major in illustration. She works digitally as well as in acrylics, oils and mixed media. Some of her honors and features include Imagine FX Magazine Artist of the Month, Phillustration 4 - Best of Show, Spectrum 18,19 & 20, Exotique 7, Silver Award for Self Promo category in the Society of Illustrators 50 LA, Expose 10 & 11 and 3x3 Magazine's Pro Show. Christina is currently finishing her first ebook entitled “Animals From History”.