catmint 'nepeta mussinii' seeds


lilac catmint flowers sitting on soft grey-green mounds of foliage.

Catmint is an attractive perennial for garden beds and containers that will flower from early summer. 

why it's special:

  • Ideal ease for new gardeners.
  • Softens the edge of a bed quickly. 
  • Very attractive to pollinators (and cats)
  • Really fast to grow and thrives in garden containers.

good to know:

Plant LightMost light conditions

Pot PlantsPot friendly

Windowsill PlantFuss free


Open pollinated, GMO free seeds.

plant size

80 cm
45 cm



Sun or light shade.

soil conditions


Draining soil.

urban growing


Little watering.
No need to feed.

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care tip

Stop cats from completely flattening the plant, add several twiggy sticks into the middle of the plant.


botanical name
Nepeta Mussinii

other names
Garden catmint, Mirrinminttu + Faassen's Catmint.

plant type

pot size
45 cm

pet / baby safe

approx. number of seeds

sowing guide
Scatter seeds onto firm, well-drained soil. Lightly cover, keep hydrated and place in a warm sunny spot.

about catmint 'nepeta mussinii'

Not to be confused with the white flowering Catnep, Catmint 'Nepeta Mussinii' comes from the town Nepete in Italy, where Catmint was cultivated.

Veteran gardeners know it well for Catmint Nepeta's versatility in the garden, it goes really well with roses and is a popular choice to add a softening effect on hard edges.

in the records

The name Nepeta is derived from the Etruruan city of Neptic where the pant was popular to grow in the garden. The plant binds to the olfactory receptors of cats giving them a temporary feeling of euphoria.