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Catnip/Catmint: Nepeta cataria v. citrata 'Lemon'

Botanical name: Nepeta cataria v. citrata 'Lemon'

Common name: catnip

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Catnip/Catmint: Nepeta cataria v. citrata 'Lemon'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 3a thru 10b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

deer resistant, butterfly attracting, bee attracting, edible, drought tolerant

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Nepeta cataria v. citrata 'Lemon' is known to be used medicinally as a digestive or sleeping aid. The lemon-scented catnip leaves make a fine tea. Use dried or fresh to bring pleasure to your feline friends. Excellent as a companion plant, deterring aphids and several types of beetles. Scarify seeds to aid germination by rubbing lightly back and forth 3 or 4 times between sheets of extra-fine sandpaper. Start indoors or sow outdoors up to 2 months before the last frost. Thin plants when they are 3-4 inches tall. Leaves can be picked anytime the cat wants them! Use fresh or dry. Planting depth: 1/8-1/4 inch. Days to germination: 10-21 days. 90 days to maturity.

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