Mentha aquatica


Water Mint

Highly scented, sweet smelling purplish/green evergreen foliage with whorls of deep lilac flowers. 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.