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Catnip Lemon

4 reviews

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Catnip Lemon Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name:Nepeta cataria 'citriodora'

Catnip is a large family of perennial plants from the mint family, growing in a range from 90cm – 1.4 meters. Lemon Catnip is very similar to the more common Catnip plant and is considered to be a sister plant. This variety should reach a height and width of 90cm by 90cm. In summer it has small white flowers with a purple hue and occasionally purple spots, as found on common catmint, will appear. The leaves are an oval shape, often with a limey grey colour, tending towards green. The square shaped stems are straight with triangular to ovate leaves. The aroma is complex with a citrus quality to the minty base fragrance. The new growth is highly scented.

There is approximately 250 species of plant in the Lamiaceace family, collectively known as the ‘catnips’. The genus, Nepeta, takes its reference from an ancient Etruscan city called Nepete. Most are perennials, with a range from 30cm to over a meter high in their ideal environment. The family of catnip herbs are native to Europe, Africa and South West Central Asia, and have been naturalised to North America. Some are cultivated as ornamentals and are good bird, bee and butterfly attractants.

Growing Conditions

Lemon Catnip is quite happy in dry soils and is good to grow in difficult dry areas of the garden. The best position is full sun, but some shade is tolerated and watering should be moderate under hot conditions. Fertilising is not recommended unless the soil is very poor, because it will encourage leaf growth at the expense of flowering.

Nepeta citriodoria is easy to grow and should survive normal winter conditions in an outdoor environment. However, it is small enough to plant in containers and this may enable some protection in more frost prone areas. After summer blooming is complete, the plant can be cut back to promote another round of flowering. Pinching out the stems may also keep the plant more bushy and compact.

Lemon Catnip is easy to propagate from seed, taking approximately 5-7 weeks to flower once it has germinated. The seed may be sewn in late winter or spring after the frost risk has passed. Alternatively, the plant may be lifted and divided in spring to enable propagation. It is recommended to use rotted organic matter when replanting to help establish new plants.

Medicinal Uses

Catnip is a very old plant with a long history of medicinal uses and other applications such as herbal teas. It was used as a tranquiliser in Ancient Rome and Lemon Catnip has similar qualities. For further information please see Catnip (Nepeta cataria).

Other Uses

Catnip is a good natural insecticide and is known for its effect on the behaviour of cats. There is more information in the Catnip description.

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    MW
    08/07/2020
    Merenia W.
    Australia Australia
    Cute, healthy little cat grasses and mint!

    Pleasantly surprised at how quickly my order turned up, how healthy they looked and how nicely packaged they were. I can tell his is a local business that cares about their products, and I will definitely order again. I also love how the website gives hints and advise on growing plants.

    KK
    11/24/2018
    Ka K.
    Smells amazing

    The plant arrived in perfect condition. It smells amazing and refreshing. It’s bigger than I thought and now it’s growing happily in my garden :)

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Catnip Lemon Review
    KH
    09/19/2018
    Kirrily H.
    Excellent

    Great little plant! Very well packaged and growing strong

    M
    08/31/2015
    Maree
    MY CAT LOVES LEMON CATNIP & IT GAVE HER A SUDDEN BURST OF ENERGY

    I think the Lemon Catnip is even better than the normal Catnip. It has a lovely strong lemon/mint scent, and as soon as my Cat sniffed it, she started rubbing her head against the side of the newly planted pot. Then she got a sudden burst of energy, and started batting and swinging her toy mouse around. I stuck a simple peel off adhesive hook to my ceiling, and tied on a long thin piece of elastic that ends 6cms from the floor. I tied on one of her toy mice, that squeaks every time it moves. After she had been sniffing the Lemon Catnip, she was happily batting this mouse around like a game of tennis for one lol. My parcel was delivered 24 hours after I ordered, and I'm in Canberra so that's quick, and plants were still moist and in excellent condition. Today I've come back to order Lemon Grass, and Sweet Grass, as I want to see if she would like these as well. I will be sure to do Reviews for these plants too, as it might help other customers, especially other Cat owners.