Plant type

Aquatic perennial

Height & spread

90cm x indefinite

Wildlife benefit

Butterfly nectar, moth caterpillar, dragonfly and damselfly plant

  • A native aquatic with aromatic foliage and whorls of lilac flowers in summer. Red stems appear above water. A vigorous grower.
  • Butterfly nectar plant. Comma, Peacock, Red admiral, Small tortoiseshell nectar plant.
  • Water Ermine and Large Ranunculus Moth food plant.
  • Also supports the Green Tortoise Beetle.
  • Emergent stems are good for dragonfly and damselfly larvae to emerge on.
  • Cover for pondlife.