Nepeta cataria LAMIACEAE
Use this mint for teas, or for amusing your cat. Note that only about two out of three cats are amused: the remainder do not have the dominant gene for this response are are bored by this plant. Medicinal: Traditionally used for colds and flu primarily as a diaphoretic for feverish conditions. Nepetalactone, the primary ingredient of the essential oil is chemically similar to the sedative constituents of valerian.
[Culture: Perennial, zones 3-9/70°F/light-dependent germinator/7-21 days/transplant/sun/24-30" ht./12-16" apart]
Photography by Jude Della Terra
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 03 November, 2004.