There is a plant called catmint that is not catnip and cats don't go crazy for it.
google "growing catnip for cats" and you should find the right kind of seeds to use.
I have had experience growing catnip. (but can;t remember the name of the seeds) and it does grow like a weed. However, all the neighborhood cats will flock to you and rub the poor plants into the ground. Then, a few weeks later, the plant will begin to grow again and it will start all over.
I had to build and special chicken wire enclosure to put over the plants. it was several feet high and the tips of the leave would grow through the top and the cats would lie sprawled on top of it, and eat the leaf tips that came through the wire. I am remembering some of the cats spread eagle and zoned out on top of that thing.
So, be prepared to protect your plants.