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PlantFiles Pictures: Catnip, Catmint (Nepeta cataria)

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Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 8, 2002
12:05 AM

Post #403574

Nepeta cataria

Seed head & seeds

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(Carole) Cleveland, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2003
8:52 PM

Post #582882

poppysue, I've noticed you and I seem to be growing a lot of the same things (smile). On the Catnip, to collect seeds, do I need to wait until the flowers dry on the plant? Or can I collect them fresh and hang them to dry to get the seeds?
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2003
3:17 AM

Post #583324

Cajun, I'd wait until at least a few of the flowers have turned brown. I'm not sure if they'll continue to ripen after they're cut. I cut most on the flowers off and only leave a few to collect seeds from. It re-seeds like wildfire if you let the whole plant go to seed.


(Carole) Cleveland, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2003
12:50 PM

Post #583593

Gotcha! Thanks!!!

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