Catmint is a common, fragrant herb perennial . Growing in low mounds of soft green foliage, it produces stalks of light purplish flowers. Tolerating a variety of soils, It can be planted in hot sun to partial shade. Furthermore, it is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and extremely cold hardy, making it a top choice for easy to grow perennials. It can be used as an insect repellent due to its strong fragrance. Catmint is not related to Catnip, the aromatic herb that is so desirable to cats!