Stream and pond edges, meadows, ditches, ravines, prairies, plains
Water requirement: Needs constant moisture.
This plants seeds require a period of cold stratification. Plant new plants in spring, about 1 foot apart, and keep the soil very moist as the seedlings are established. A layer of mulch will help keep the soil moist.
This plant should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils.
While aphids are the most common pest, leafhoppers, slugs, snails and spider mites can also inhabit the plant.
May self-seed. It can be propogated by beding a stem down into the mud and fastening it with rocks or sticks.