This perennial herb, also known as Catmint, has small, soft heartshaped leaves to which cats are very attracted. The flowers are white with purple spots. This plant can grow up to three feet high.
Plant Catnip in a sunny location in sandy, well-drained soil. You can plant this herb any time in mild climates or early spring in cold areas. The plant matures in about 80 days. Harvest individual leaves at any time.
You can add leaves in salads. The leaves can also be rubbed on raw meat to add flavor.
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Parts used: Flowers, leaves, tops.