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Catnip

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant catnip.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors (spring/fall) Start seeds outdoors (spring/fall) Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors (spring/fall) Plant spacing # plants per person
Catnip 3a April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 3b April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 4a April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 4b April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 5a March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 5b March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 6a March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 6b March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 7a March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 7b March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 8a Feb. 15-March 1 On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 8b Feb. 15-March 1 On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 9a Nov. 15-Dec. 1 Jan. 15-Feb. 15 Jan. 15-Feb. 15 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 9b Nov. 15-Dec. 1 Jan. 15-Feb. 15 Jan. 15-Feb. 15 18 inches 10-12 (for tea, preserving, etc.)
Catnip 10a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Catnip 10b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Catnip 11a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Catnip 11b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended

* Catnip is a perennial, and can become invasive.