A sun worshipper who doesn’t shy away from half-shade
It should be full sun to half shade. Catnip does not feel comfortable in the deep shade. Grey-browed varieties fancy a full sunny location and cope well with dry seasons. Green-leaved varieties, on the other hand, prefer a sunny to semi-shady location.
Variety-dependent soil requirements
The soil for catnip should be medium-ground, permeable and loose. Usually normal garden soils are excellent. The following soil characteristics continue to be accommodating in growth:
- medium to high nutrient content
- fresh to moderately humid
- pH value of 6.4
- gravelly loamy to sandy loamy
Tips & Tricks
Since catnip is a popular pasture for bees, it should not be planted directly on seats. Also remember that catnip attracts cats like light attracts mosquitoes!