Catnip is an easy-to-grow perennial reaching up to three feet in height. Upon budding, it produces clusters of small white to purple flowers. New plants tend to emerge the following season from dropped seeds. All parts of the plant contain potent aromatic oils that are best known for their narcotic-like effects on both wild and domestic cats. Naturalized in parts of North America, catnip is grown as an ornamental and is attractive to bees that will help pollinate flower gardens. Catnip is also used in culinary applications, as a smoking herb, for herbals teas, for aromatherapy as well as for a variety of medicinal uses. In herbal medicine, it has been used to calm teething babies and for other types of pain relief. It is also used as a mild sedative, a treatment for insomnia, a treatment for respiratory and stomach ailments and a treatment for fevers. Seeds also available!