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A picture of a Water Mint

Water Mint

Mentha aquatica

Also known as

Bergamot Mint, Lemon Mint

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Overview

Mentha aquatica is a rhizomatous, perennial species also known by the general name water mint. It is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae, growing in water and wet environments. Once established, it can be a great habitat for wildlife. It also helps to keep ponds clean and free of algae.