Nepeta cataria

Perennial (Zone 3)

Full to Partial Sun

60-75 Days to Harvest

24”-48” Tall

Plant 12”-18” Apart


Cats seem to like it. Bees also really like the flowers. People also use the leaves in teas to help calm upset stomachs and to relieve fevers. Other people find that crushing the leaves and rubbing them on the skin makes a top notch mosquito repellant (personally I’ve found it definitely helps). Likes rich or sandy soils, but also grows well in poor soils and can tolerate droughts. After the first year you can harvest the top ¾ of the plant and hang the branches upside out of direct sunlight to dry.




Please only place online orders of 18 Plants or more:  

Use Code: FLAT for our discount pricing!

 Visit us:

at Ireland Street Orchards

330  Ireland Street

Chesterfield, Ma 01084

May - July

Monday- Sunday 9a.m.- 5p.m.


Chris Reid and Anna Maunz

home: 413-238-4212

cell: 717-357-0404

P.O. Box 251

Worthington, Ma 01098

Online orders will be availble for pick up at our farm stand by the middle of  May 2021!