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Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora' (Catnep Lemon)Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora' (Catnep Lemon)Herb 9cm Pot

Lemon Catnep or Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora' are mostly known for the behavioral effects they have on cats, not only on domestic cats but also big cats. Catnep is used as a recreational substance for pet cats'enjoyment, and catnip and laced-catnip products designed for use with domesticated cats are available to consumers. Not all cats are affected by catnip. 

Looking surprisingly like nettles, this substantial herb will reach 4 feet and will show white flowers on the end of each stem. Lemon catnep has a lovely lemon scent to the leaves. An excellent addition to the border or the herb garden.If cut back mid season a new flush of growth and flowers will result.

Herb Usage

Lemon Catnep is most recognised for its effect on cats, and it has been documented the scent of bruised leaves of Catnep can cause cats to roll in it, paw it, lick it and/or heavily salivate. Some have even been known to exhibit aggressive behaviour in its presence. As a herb, the leaves of Catnep were used for medicinal purposes, but now it is seen as a decorative plant, used in pot pourri.

Buy Catnep Lemon Online

Our potted Catnep Lemon herb plants are generally available to buy online between late spring and September. 



Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora' (Catnep Lemon)Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 100cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Nepeta cataria 'Catnep Lemon'
Hardiness RHS rating H2 - Tender - keep frost free
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Catnep Lemon

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Jun 2020

    Lovely health plants that smell Devine when you rub the leaves. Arrived well packaged too. This was my first order with Hooksgreenherbs and I’m very impressed with the quality etc. Thank you

  • 5
    Catnep Lemon

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2019

    Healthy plant with great lemon smell when leaves rubbed. Well packaged & fast delivery.