Incorporating Hardy Bog Plants In Your Pond Or Water Garden
Hardy Bog Plants – Marginal, Shallow Water Plants
Hardy bog pond plants grow in the shallow water or at the edge of a pond or stream. Marginal pond plants consist of varieties that stand above the water while their feet always remain wet. Varieties such as water Four Leaf Clovers, Aquatic For-get-me Nots, Bog Bean, Floating Hearts and Parrots Feather trail along the surface of the water while their roots remain anchored in mud. Other hardy bog plants such as Pickerel Rush, Flowering Rush, Butterfly Flower, Arrowhead, Hibiscus, Louisiana Iris, Blue Lobelia, Arrow Arum, Obedient Plant, Marsh Marigolds, Lizards Tail and Lavender Musk stand above the water while their feet always remain wet. All of the hardy bog plants are perennials and will come back each spring and bloom at different times throughout the season. Hardy bog pond plants are important because they add height and dimension to the pond giving it a natural look. Plant in groups or alone in as large of a container as practical (wider is better than taller) and lower the planting to approximately one to two inches of water over the top of the pot.
For instructions on planting your bog plants visit our link Plant Care & Tips. Some pond plants are prohibited in some states so make sure you know your state laws.