The term “Bog Plants” refers to a variety of plants that thrive in shallow water and require very little upkeep. Most Bog Plants prefer a water level of between 3″ and 6″ above the rim of their pot, making them perfect for ledges or shallow areas of ponds! Though most Bog Plants do not flower, each variety brings with it a unique texture, shape and, ultimately, look. Some may be tall, such as Papyrus or Water Canna, while others may prefer to crawl across the water’s surface, such as Parrot’s Feather or Creeping Jenny. Combine this inherent form difference with countless variations of leaf style and color, and you’re sure to find a plant you love!
While Bog Plants are popular additions to most ponds, one of their most recognized uses is in Bog Filters. As the name suggests, Bog Filters create a “bog” of gravel and shallow water, into which many Bog Plants are introduced. Water then flows through the gravel (and the plants) and into the pond. As these plants mature, they begin to feed on the nutrients in the water, starving any algae of essential resources. These filters are amazingly powerful, but in order to function they must be built properly! Click here to learn more about bog filtration!
We carry over 50 varieties of Bog Plants housed in their own area of our 3.5 acres! From two varieties of Water Canna to three different types of Taro, everything is sold in either 1 or 2 gallon pots and ready for your pond! We’ve posted a few pictures for your convenience, but it’s impossible to show our entire repertoire, so we encourage you to come out and shop for yourself! A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about shade tolerance, water level, hardiness, or any other inquiries!