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Nepeta racemosa (Catmint) 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.

Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) Herb in 9 cm Pot

Catmint or Nepeta racemosa is a hardy perennial which has square stems and pointed leaves. The leaves have a minty aroma, hence the name, and small blue flowers are produced in spikes which grow to 3 inches long. It flowers from spring to September to a spread of 50 cm and a height of up to 25 cm. Catmint prefers well drained soil, preferably in a sunny position, and dislikes wet winters. Catmint is scented and attractive to bees, and will be an attractive addition to the herb garden or a sunny border where its grey green foliage and purple flowers are prolific throughout summer.

Herb Usage

Catmint is most recognised for its effect on cats, and it has been documented the scent of bruised leaves of Catmint 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 Catmint were used for medicinal purposes, but now it is seen as a decorative plant, used in pot pourri. This specimen can effect some cats possibly not as much as Nepeta cataria (Catnip).

Buy Catmint Online

Our potted Catmint herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September. If cut back mid season a new flush of growth and flowers will result.

Nepeta racemosa (Catmint) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Nepeta racemosa
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Meat & Poultry
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Great herbs

    Posted by Andrew Oldham on 17th Apr 2023

    Used to buy from Hooksgreen at garden shows. Consistently great plants. First time I have purchased online with them. Bought nepeta with a number of herbs and all the plants were well packaged and substantial. Well grown and I will return for more plants in the future now I know the ease in which I can keep up my herb addiction.

  • 5
    Excellent plant and delivery service

    Posted by Helen Payne on 28th Jun 2016

    This was my second order from Hooks Green Herbs. They provide large, healthy plants with strong roots. The packaging is fantastic and there was no mail-order transit damage. I am very happy with all aspects of this company's product and service and will buy from them again. Thank you.