Chelsea Gold Medal winners for Aquatic Plants 2011 - 2017
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Available to buy today

  • Buy in a 9cm basket (9cm/3" high)
  • British Native Water Mint (Mentha aquatica)
  • Vigorous aromatic rafting plant (horizontal stem growth) covered with globular lilac flower heads
  • Height 30cm (12") Flowers June - September
  • Plant in wet mud in a stream edge/bog garden (it will colonize water freely) or with up to 5cm (2") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or partially shaded pond. Suitable for shelf 0

Mentha aquatica is a member of the Mint family and roots readily either in wet ground or in water. It can raft across the water some distance from its original basket. Cut back unrequired growth at any time. As a British Native Mentha aquatica is good for colonizing areas to encourage wildlife and gives plenty of habitat opportunities for newts. As a rafting plant that is allowed to grow freely it will use plenty of surplus nutrients so help to keep pond or container water free from algae. The flowerheads are loved by bees, hoverflies and butterflies.

Read about the care of your pond plants on our Tips and Advice pages.

<p>British Native plants</p> <p>Plants for Pollinators</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for moist soil (damp but drained)</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 13-15cm (5-6”)</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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Sarah Wills

June 2016

Delighted with all aspects of my order. The products are first rate and communication with the Waterside Nursery was great. They responded within minutes. Would highly recommend and wouldn\'t hesitate to use again.

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May 2017

Oxygenator plants arrived promptly, looking very healthy, and we're placed immediately into my pond! Many thanks.

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