Catnip is a perennial in the mint family and it’s flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Catnip acts as a repellent for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. All around beneficial.
Thrives in dry soils and is very tolerant of drought. Hardy to -35 degrees F.