Catmint


Common Name: Catmint
Scientific Name: Nepeta mussinii
Family: Lamiaceae


One of many mints here at the Little House on Pine, catmint offers an array of medicinal uses, as well as a sweet minty flavor and aroma.

One of many mints here at the Little House on Pine, catmint offers an array of medicinal uses, as well as a sweet minty flavor and aroma.

Uses

  • Culinary herb: Good for baking, cooking, and tea
  • Nectary for beneficial insects

Medicinal Properties

  • Stomach relief
  • Pest repellant
  • Stress relief
  • Arthritis relief
  • Cough suppressant
  • Anti-inflammatory

Forest Garden Designing

  • Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Plant Leaf Type: Deciduous
  • Layer Use: Herb, groundcover
  • Flowering: April-September
  • Leaf Shape: Oval, strongly veined
  • Height: 1-2′
  • Width: 3-4′

Planting Considerations

  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a-9b
  • Light: Full sun
  • Shade: Tolerates light shade
  • Moisture: Somewhat dry to moist
  • pH: 6.0-7.5

Propagation

  • Root divisions and transplant

Maintenance

Catmint is low maintenance. It tolerates deer, drought, and rocky soils. It will spread readily and so it should either be planted with a barrier to keep it from spreading, or plant it in a space where you want it to spread.

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