Mentha aquatica


Water Mint

Sweet smelling foliage with whorls of deep lilac flowers, with purplish/green foliage. Very attractive to bees, moths and butterflies. Evergreen.



Member of the mint family, more spearmint than the common herb and slightly subtler in scent.

Top tip: Useful for masking the edges of ponds and streams. Plant close enough to be able to brush the leaves as you pass by and release the wonderful minty fragrance.

Flowers: July-August

Height: 10-25cm

Propagation: Sends out runners that root at intervals; divide and re-plant. Easy to grow from cuttings.

Depth of water over the soil: 0-10cm

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic soil.