Water mint (Mentha aquatica) is a versatile plant, thriving in wet mud or shallow water, making it ideal for camouflaging the edge of an artificial. It grows in sun or shade – in shade the hairy, oval are bright green, while in full sun they turn purple.
The spikes of small, mauve-, arranged in tight, rounded clusters, appear in late summer. A distinctive characteristic of the plant is its strong minty smell.
Water mint is an invasive plant, so it is advisable to plant if in ;Iand sink this in wet mud or shallow water – a marginal shelf is ideal.
Plant in spring or autumn, in shade or lull sun. Trim back anythat are encroaching on neighbouring plants.
Propagation: Increase by removing rooted suckers and replanting in late spring to early summer. Cuttings alsovery easily at the same time.
Pests and diseases: Trouble free.