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Catnip Plant - Lemon Catnip

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Nepeta cataria spp. citriodora 'Lemony'

A version of catnip with lemon-scented leaves.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Member of the mint family.
  • Lemon-scented.
  • Attracts pollinating insects.
  • Cats love the leaves, fresh or dried.
  • Deters rats, deer, aphids and ants.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late April / early May 2021

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Also known as Catmint or Catswort and is a member of the mint family.

The lemon catnip makes an attractive bush with oval grey-green toothed leaves and white flowers with a purplish tinge. Cut the plant back in autumn to encourage fresh growth in the spring.

Unlike ordinary catnip, which has a distinctive musky smell, the leaves of this variety are lemon-scented however it is still popular with most cats who will roll and play with it when the leaves are bruised.

It has been found that rabbits and deer will not eat this Lemon Catnip and it is said to repel mosquitoes. If grown among brassicas, it is said to keep away aphids and flea beetles too.

The French use the young leaves in salads and as a flavouring.

Catnip has been used in medicines for over 2,000 years and makes an excellent tea which is are high in Vitamin C, it can also be used to treat nervousness, insomnia and hyperactivity as well as colds and fevers.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Likes a sunny position or light shade.
  • Prefers well drained but moist (not waterlogged), light soil.
  • Reaches 1 metre (3 feet) tall.
  • Culinary Uses
  • Can be drunk as tea.
  • Flowers can be used in salads.
  • Leaves can be used for flavouring stews and sauces.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Rich in Vitamin C.
  • Can help relieve cold, flu and fever symptoms.
  • Induces sleep.
  • Other Uses
  • Attracts bees and butterflies.
  • Can be dried and put into cats' toys.
  • Can deter rats, deer, flea beetle, aphids and ants.
  • Leaves can be used as an insect repellent.


Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

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Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265