Water Figwort | Scrophularia umbrosa

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Dive into the beauty of Water Figwort (<em>Scrophularia umbrosa</em>) at our wildflower nursery. With its captivating blooms and easy care, this native gem adds natural charm to any garden. Explore our collection, find planting tips, and bring home the magic of Water Figwort to create a vibrant and thriving outdoor space. Shop now to elevate your garden with the simplicity and elegance of this unique wildflower.


Botanical Information: Water Figwort

Water Figwort is a delightful perennial plant. Its name gives a nod to its preferred shady spots, making it a perfect fit for gardens with dappled sunlight. Adorned with clusters of small, tubular flowers in shades of pink or purple, this wildflower stands out with its unique appearance. With toothed leaves and a moderate height, Water Figwort adds a splash of colour and charm to any garden.


This resilient plant thrives in damp habitats, often found near ponds, streams, and woodland areas. Its preference for moist soil and partial shade makes it an excellent choice for gardens with varying light conditions. In the wild, Water Figwort plays a crucial role in streamside ecosystems, where it provides shelter for small creatures and contributes to the overall biodiversity of the area.

Benefits to Wildlife

Water Figwort is not just a pretty face; it’s a hub of activity for wildlife enthusiasts. The nectar-rich flowers are a magnet for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, turning your garden into a lively ecosystem. Additionally, the plant’s structure offers shelter for insects and small animals, promoting a healthy balance in your outdoor space.

Conservation Status in the UK

This native wildflower enjoys a stable conservation status in the UK. However, as with many native species, its habitats face threats from human activities and development. By introducing this lovely species to your garden, you play a role in supporting the conservation effort, providing a safe haven for this valuable species and contributing to the protection of local biodiversity.

Ease of Growing

Now, let’s talk about why Water Figwort is a gardener’s dream. This wildflower is exceptionally easy to grow, making it a perfect choice for beginners. Here are some key tips to ensure your Water Figwort thrives:

  1. Planting: Choose a shaded or partially shaded spot with moist soil.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry spells.

With these simple steps, you’ll be rewarded with the beauty of Water Figwort without breaking a sweat. It’s the ideal plant for those looking to enhance their garden effortlessly.

Water Figwort is a fantastic addition to any garden, offering beauty, biodiversity, and ease of care. By welcoming this wildflower into your outdoor space, you not only elevate the aesthetics but also contribute to the conservation of a native UK species. Explore the joys of gardening with it and create a haven for yourself and the fascinating wildlife it attracts. Happy planting!

More Information


The Wildflower Trusts

Complementing Species

Hemp Agrimony | Eupatorium cannabinum

Monkshood | Aconitum napellus

Water Avens | Geum rivale


Additional information

Weight 1 kg


Flowering Months

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Light levels

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Soil moisture

Normal, Waterlogged, Wet


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