Aquatic Mint (Mentha aquatica) in the Mints Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Mentha aquatica Accepted
Mentha citrata Synonym
Mentha x piperita var. citrata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet Mesic
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Some mints can be propagated by seed. Growth from seed can be unreliable for two reasons: mint seeds are highly variable and some varieties are sterile.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 30, 2012 11:20 AM

This plant hybridizes with Mentha spicata (Spearmint) to produce Mentha × piperita (Peppermint), a sterile hybrid; it hybrizes with Mentha suaveolens (Apple Mint) to produce Mentha × suavis; with Mentha arvensis (Corn Mint) to produce Mentha × verticillata; and with both M. arvensis and M. spicata to give the tri-species hybrid Mentha × smithiana.

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