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Water Spearwort | Preslia cervina

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Water Spearmint Preslia Cervina - 9cm Pot x 3

Mentha Aquatica is a dainty marginal and pondside plant with slender leaves and powdery blue flowers. The flowers are born in alluring clusters around the stems, and give off a delicate spearmint scent when brushed. The pleasant foliage of Preslia Cervina can be used in the same way as other mints, and the attractive flowers are a favourite with flying pond insects, butterflies and bees. This vigorous marginal plant will quickly establish itself in shallow water or moist ground.

  • Foliage Colour: deep green
  • Flower Colour: lilac
  • Approx. Growth Height: 40cm
  • Max. Spread: 30cm
  • Planting Time: spring
  • Flowering Time: mid-summer, early autumn
  • Fragrance: minty aroma when brushed
  • Edible Parts: leaves
  • Attracts: bees, butterflies and small flies
  • Uses: zone 1 & 2 of a pond, swamps, fens, marshes, near rivers, streams, wet woods, bog gardens
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Growing Habit: low rafting
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Rate of Growth: fast, vigorous
  • Suitable for small, medium and large ponds
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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No

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