The bogbean is a perennial meaning the foliage dies back in winter and new growth appears in Spring. The Bogbean has decreased due to the drainage of wetlands and is now rare in in many English counties.
A creeping plant with pretty pink tipped white flowers from April to May. It’s a valuable native that forms floating mats providing egg laying sites for adult dragonfly also perching and roosting sites; dragonfly and damselfly nymphs use the stems to climb out of the water ready for their metamorphosis into adults.
- Succeeds in water up to 30cm deep
- Dislikes shade
- Rhizomes are sold at around 10cm long
- Very hardy
- Can grow in boggy areas
If adding to a pond, place on a pond marginal shelf up to 0-30cm deep or very wet soil. Best planted in a shallow square 2 litre aquatic basket or larger: drape roots into basket and fill with soil firming down, allowing the bamboo like stems to float with the growing tip pointing up (at or just above the surface of the water ideally if planting in March/April. Add gravel to finish.
Orders placed between Weds-Sun will be posted out the following Monday to ensure plants arrive in optimum condition.