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. (Nepeta cataria)
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.
Growing instructions: Perennial in zones 3-9. A light dependent germinator. Germination at 70°F in 7-21 days. Transplant. Space 12-16" apart. Full sun. Grows 24"-30" tall.
Packet: 0.20 g - approximately 285 seeds