MENTHA aquatica

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MENTHA aquatica

Water Mint
Select Item No. MA085

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1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

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
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / boggy
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / water or marshplant
Portion weight: 0.018 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.14286 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

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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