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Bog Plants Around the Garden Pond 


Bog Plants literally thrive in a boggy area that can be set up around a garden pond. Some ponds - by way of their construction - will have a natural boggy area which will be suitable for bog plants.

The construction of some pods will not automatically leave a bog area. However, with a little bit of ingenuity - and experimentation - most ponds can accommodate a bog area in their vicinity.

The soil which is suited for bog plants, will essentially be a rich peat loam which is more or less permanently damp - or even boggy.

Most bog plants are herbaceous perennials. They die down each winter, to return again in the following spring season.

A good bog area will actually be a part of the pond, and a useful place for young fish to 'hide' away from predators in the pond.

Hosta is good for damp boggy areasJapanese Iris - Iris ensata as a bog plant
Hostas do well in the bog garden. There are many varieties to choose from to give added colour to this often neglected area of the garden pond. Iris varieties also do well - but not the Bearded Irises.

Bog plant areas are a good way to make the garden pond look a bit more natural. The bog plants also give added interest - and usually a bit of height - around the pond.

Bog Plants include

  • Anemone rivularis
  • Cardamine pratensis
  • Hosta varieties
  • Iris ensata
  • Lobelia Cardinalis
  • Primulas various


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