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Nepeta cataria

Common Name(s): Catnip
Family: Lamiaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=79° (F)    Opt.Max=66° (F)
Opt.Min=45° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -40° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium, light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Very bright
Has behavior modifying influence on cats. Grown north through Canada.
Rhizoctonia, Cercospora
Additive - flavoring, Environ. - ornamental, Medicinal - folklore
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Caucasus, Soviet Middle Asia, Western Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Widely cultivated, Widely naturalized

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