Water figwort is a tall waterside plant that can grow up to 1metre. A perfect plant for wet areas in a meadow or woodland which is often found on riverbanks in nature. It will survive well at a pond edge, or damp area of the garden and the maroon flowers are great for attracting bees.
At the pond edge, it is great for providing nectar to bumble bees and the flowers are pollinated by the Common wasp. The evergreen leaves provide shelter for small mammals and insects.
Water figwort has traditionally been used for medicinal purposes, with both the root and leaves utilised for various illnesses.