Mint, Water (Mentha aquatica) packet of 100 seeds, organic


Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 11

(Water Mint) Evergreen or herbaceous creeping water plant flowering in rounded clusters of lilac-pink to a height of 2 feet.  Native to swamps, ponds streamsides and wet woodlands with an extensive distribution in Africa, Europe to central Siberia and western Asia.  Since the herb naturalizes readily in ponds and streams, please consider the local environment before releasing it into the wild.  This is a good plant, sometimes considered to be. . . too good.  Will stay put in the shade garden or in containerized plantings.  Strongly aromatic, the leaves ovate and finely serrated, an excellent butterfly and honeybee feeder that also protects bees from parasites and pathogens.  Considered a cleansing presence in the garden.  Repels flies.  Flowers in the first year from seed.  Traditional use of the fresh or dried leaves and flowers:  a tea herb used for calming the digestion and as a universally agreeable flavoring agent.  Source of menthol.  This plant is highly adaptable to sun or shade and almost any soil as long as it is kept moist.  An excellent choice for around the hose bib or at edge of goldfish pond where it clarifies the water, protects small-fry and serves as frog habitat.  Press seed into soil surface and keep evenly moist, warm and in the light until germination, which is rapid.   Space plants 1 foot apart

100 seeds per packet,  Certified Organically Grown

In stock

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