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Catmint Herb Seeds

Catmint Herb Seeds

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Catmint herb seeds are the perfect addition to a home garden. Its beautiful, bushy foliage provides a vibrant splash of color and its fragrant blooms attract both hummingbirds and bees. Enjoy this perennial herb for years to come!

Catmint Blue Herb Seeds, (Nepeta Mussinii) Perennial, Non GMO, Open Pollinated.

Minimum 25 seeds per package.

 Hummingbirds Love this Plant!

Grow this member of the mint family from Catmint seeds. This popular plant forms a low-growing mound of fragrant foliage with spikes of 12 inch violet-blue flowers. The drought tolerant plant is very easy to grow from flower seed, and if the seeds are sown early in the season, it will bloom the first year. It is a perennial that blooms like an annual. The foliage is vigorous and spreads to a width of 10 - 12 inches. Catmint plants work well as a general ground cover, accent plant, pathway edger, xeriscape rock garden specimen, or in the herb garden. Like catnip, Nepeta Catmint attracts cats, and its flowers furnish nectar for hummingbirds and bees.

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 12 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: Blue

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seeds, but tightly press into the soil

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Uses: catmint is edible. Culinary herbalists typically use it in sauces, teas, salads and soups. Unlike catnip, catmint does not usually provide an intense buzz for kitties. For intense buzz of an acoustic nature, however, keep in mind catmint flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds and bees. 

Growing Catmint from seed is not difficult. After the danger of frost has passed, in a prepared seedbed that is in full sun to partial shade, sow the Catmint seeds directly outdoors, preferably in soil that drains well. Press the seeds into the soil but do not cover them, and keep the flower seeds moist until germination. Thin the seedlings to 12 inches apart and pinch off the growing tips to promote a bushy growth habit. Care of Catmint plants includes trimming the plants back after blooming to encourage a second bloom. The plants are aggressive and don't need much care, but an application of fertilizer 1 - 2 times during the growing season is beneficial. Give plants lots of space as they will spread. Many gardeners will border them with an edging. Well-established plants can be divided in the spring.


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