Nepeta cataria ssp. citriodora, Lemon Catnip
This aromatic plant is known for the behavioural effects it has on cats. Most cats find rolling in catnip to be pleasurable and almost intoxicating.
Catnip is a perennial herb with square, gray-green stems and toothed, gray-green leaves that are heart-shaped. The leaves of this catnip species are lemon-scented.
It produces spikes of white, 2-lipped flowers from early summer.
The flowers are loved by bees.
The aromatic leaves of catnip are used in herbal teas, potpourris and as cat toy filling.
Height: 60 cm.
Seeds per pkt. (approx.): 1000 seeds.