Sowing Guide

How to Sow Mixed Purple & White Catnip Seeds

How to Sow Mixed Catnip Seeds

A mixture of both purple and white flowered catnip seeds. Hardy perennials, which grow perfectly in each others company. Popular with cats and dogs, these plants will spread, providing a continuous supply of fresh leaves and flowers. Commonly harvested for making catnip treats and toys, or grown for its minty scent and popularity with pets. These varieties are great for pollinators too, attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. Great when grown indoors or outdoors, in pots, trays, containers, planters on windowsills, flower beds or just about anywhere. Hardy and tolerable to UK weather conditions, these plants should survive easily in gardens year on year.

Planting Catnip Seeds to Grow

  • Will grow indoors or outdoors, in a variety of soils. For best results, use fresh compost and place in an area which receives plenty of sunlight, with cover. Be sure to maintain moisture in the compost, but do not over water.
  • Sow around 1/2″ deep, only covering lightly. Be sure to spread the seeds thinly, to allow adequate space for germination.
  • Provide cover for the seeds, ensuring temperatures are above 16 degrees. Allow 14-20 days for germination. Catnip seeds are notoriously slow to germinate, however adequate time in consistent conditions, should ensure maximum germination rates.
  • If sowing directly outdoors, wait until the height or end of spring when temperatures are warmer. Once seedlings reach over 3 inches tall, they can be transplanted to their final growing location.
  • Adult catnip are more tolerable to cooler and varying weather conditions. To prevent spreading, after the flowers have bloomed cut them back. This will stop the plants from self sowing.

Frequently Bought Together

Main Menu x