Perennial, ultimately attaining 5 feet. Formerly grown
in almost every cottage garden for making catnep tea.
Propagate by sowing seed as soon as ripe in autumn,
or the following spring, in drills half an inch deep.
Plant out 9 inches apart and ultimately thin the plants
to 3 feet apart. Seeds itself abundantly.
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