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Mentha aquatica

Marsh plant that prefers calcareous soils from slightly acidic and peaty soils. It has erect stems reddish, oval-shaped leaves and flowers gathered in characteristic apical flower heads that bloom from June to September. Excellent as aromatic plant and ground cover to the edges of ponds.

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3,70 €

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  • Pot 9X9

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Size:Medium size
Planting depth from the surface of the water:from 0 to 20 cm
Height:40 cm
Spacing:6 plants per square meter.
Type of soil:Waterlogged
Sun Exposure:Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time:June - September
Leaf color:Green and red
Hardiness:USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
Ease of Growth:Easy
Name of breeder:Autoctona Europea

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Mentha aquatica is a perennial herbaceous marsh plant, with woody rhizome. It belongs to the Labiatae family (Lamiaceae); It is native to Europe and Asia. Grows along streams, rivers, ditches, canals, wet meadows, marshes and swamps up to 1200 m s.l.m. It prefers calcareous soils from slightly acidic and peaty soils. It has erect stems reddish, oval-shaped leaves with long petiole, opposite with serrated margins. The flowers are globular, gathered in characteristic apical flower heads and rounded and bloom from June to September. Excellent as aromatic plant and tapezzante by the edges of ponds and water mirrors.

To grow in a few centimeters of water or soil is always damp, excellent creeping plant. It prefers a sunny position or in partial shade. Not sensitive to frost and can withstand up to -25 ° C.

NATIVE: Widespread throughout the country

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Mentha aquatica

Mentha aquatica

Marsh plant that prefers calcareous soils from slightly acidic and peaty soils. It has erect stems reddish, oval-shaped leaves and flowers gathered in characteristic apical flower heads that bloom from June to September. Excellent as aromatic plant and ground cover to the edges of ponds.