A picture of a Water figwort

Water figwort

Scrophularia auriculata

Also known as

Water betony, Figwort

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

60cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Water figwort Overview

This is a marginal aquatic perennial, which will grow about 60-90cm high. The leaves are paired with green flowers and a purplish upper lip. This species is also sometimes known as S. aquatica.

Common problems with Water figwort

How to propagate Water figwort

Seed

You can propagate from seeds.

Division

Division.

Other uses of Water figwort

Some are grown for their variegated foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.