Catnip - Nepeta Cataria
This is the true catmint (catnip), which will send most cats into an absolute frenzy of rolling, chewing, rubbing, drooling and purring (amongst other things!). The good news (and not just for your cat) is that it also looks handsome in the border, forming a loose hummock of aromatic foliage, above which small white flowers appear in summer. The aromatic foliage is also said to help repel insects, so it's a great plant to have near an outdoor seating area.
This herb is also useful in the kitchen and makes a refreshing tea, or can be dried to use as a seasoning. Harvest the young leaves before the flowers open.
Height & Spread: 80 x 70cm
9cm pot supplied.