MENTHA aquatica

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MENTHA aquatica

Water Mint
Select Item No. MO085

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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe, Africa, West Asia: along creeks, marsh areas.
Special Features: Entire plant strongly aromatic. Axillary, hemispherical inflorescences in pale pink. The intense scent leads to numerous insects visit.
Historical: Plant in traditional medicine frequently used. MENTHA x piperita is a hybrid of M. aquatica with M. spicata.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink-lilac
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: ovate elliptic, finely serrate, green, evergreen in water areas
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / vigorous, strong growing
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: boggy
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / water or marshplant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.14706 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
6800
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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