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Position - Part shade
Flowers - small white flower
Submersible - To a depth of 5cm
Foliage - Produced above water
Origin - Western Mediterranean
Grows - to 20cm (width) and 30cm (high)
Cover - Best suited to a floating ring
Oxygenator - No
Edible - Yes
Interesting to know, the leaves can be added to drinks, tea and salads to add a wonderful summer flavour.
Fine leaf water mint has many health benefits. It can be effective in relieving digestive problems such as upset stomach, bad breath (can be used as a mouthwash) and indigestion.
Like all mints, fine leaf water mint is a good source of vitamin C when served fresh. It also contains vitamin A.
It is also used as a traditional treatment for anxiety and insomnia. Most people prepare a tea using fresh leaves and steep for several, minutes depending on taste. Honey makes a natural sweetener for tea.
Learn more about the health benefits of drinking mint tea here on our blog.