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TROPICAL BOG  PLANTS

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Bog Plants are also called Marginal Plants. That’s because their natural habitats are the shallow water along the margins of a pond or stream. They also grow in bogs and swamp like conditions. There are upright growing types like bulrushes, cattails and horsetail and surface covering types that grow like miniature waterlilies or creep along the water surface.

As a general rule, the upright growing bog plants prefer 0-6 inches of water above their roots (unless otherwise noted) and the surface-covering bog plants need 4-18 inches of water above their roots.  Most bog plants will thrive in any exposure from full sun to shade or anything in between (unless otherwise noted.) Tropical Bog Plants are considered winter hardy down to USDA Zone 8 (unless otherwise noted.)

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Tropical Bog Plants - Upright Growth Habit

Canna - Longwood Hybrid 'Endeavor'

CANNA, ‘ENDEAVOR’

Canna ‘Endeavor’

Stunning vermillion red flowers rise above the pointed blueish green leaves.  A rare and exotic canna hybrid from Longwood Gardens you are sure to enjoy in your water garden. Provide at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight daily for best blooming.

 Average Height:  24-40 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

$12.00


Canna - Longwood Hybrid 'Erebus'

CANNA, ‘EREBUS’

Canna ‘Erebus’

Beautiful soft pink flowers rise above pointed green leaves.  A rare and exotic canna hybrid from Longwood Gardens you are sure to enjoy in your water garden. Provide at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight daily for best blooming.

 Average Height:  22-40 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

$12.00


Canna - Hybrid 'King Humbert'

CANNA, ‘KING HUMBERT’

Canna ‘King Humbert’ (orange)

Brilliant orange and yellow flowers are perched high above the lush green leaves. A very strong variety that will grow and bloom with as little as 3 hours of daily sunlight.

 Average Height:  24-44 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

ON SALE NOW:  $ 5.00    regular  $ 9.00


Canna - Longwood Hybrid 'Ra'

CANNA, ‘RA’

Canna ‘Ra’

Bright yellow flowers rise above pointed blue-green leaves.  A rare and exotic canna hybrid from Longwood Gardens you are sure to enjoy in your water garden. Provide at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight daily for best blooming.

 Average Height:  18-36 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-6 inches

$12.00


Canna, Variegated  (Canna sp.)

CANNA, VARIEGATED

Canna hybrids

Lush tropical leaves with incredible flowers. Assorted varieties will have pink, red or orange flowers. Variegated Canna will be happy in almost any pond from full sun to dense shade but the leaf color and blooming will be better with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight daily.

 Average Height:  18-30 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-6 inches

$12.00


Yellow Water Canna - Canna flaccida

CANNA, YELLOW

Canna flaccida

Intense yellow flowers and lime green leaves. Very vigorous bog canna native to the tropics and subtropics of North America. Thrives in almost any pond from full sun to dense shade.

 Average Height:  24-36 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

$ 7.00


Egyptian Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)

PAPYRUS, EGYPTIAN

Cyperus papyrus

Native to Africa and the plant that mankind first made paper from. The papyrus is an elegant plant with a unique look all of its own. Best in medium to large ponds as it can grow to be very large. Thrives in full sun or partial shade.

 Average Height:  3-7 feet      Recommended Water Depth:  0-12 inches

$15.00


Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus isocladus)

PAPYRUS, DWARF

Cyperus isocladus

Dwarf species perfect for small ponds and tub gardens. Resembles Egyptian Papyrus (above) in form, but is much smaller, usually less than two feet tall. Easy to grow in any pond large or small. Happy in shade or sun, and great as an indoor houseplant too!

 Average Height:  18-24 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-6 inches

$10.00


'King Tut' Papyrus

PAPYRUS, ‘KING TUT’

Cyperus ‘King Tut’

A medium size papyrus. Stems and leaves are similar texture and appearance to the Egyptian Papyrus, but much shorter and better adapted to small to medium ponds and tub gardens. A vigorous plant that will grow in full sun to dense shade.

 Average Height:  18-30 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

$15.00


Red-Stemmed Sagittaria (Sagittaria lancifolia 'Ruminoides')

SAGITTARIA, RED-STEMMED

Sagittaria lancifolia ‘Ruminoides’

Bright green lance-shaped leaves are beautifully complemented by deep red stems and clusters of small white flowers. Happy in full sun but will grow in dense shade. (stem color and blooming will be better with 3-4 hours of direct sunlight.)

 Average Height:  18-30 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

$15.00


Star Grass (Dichromea colorata)

STAR GRASS

Dichromea colorata

Narrow lime green stems topped with white star-shaped flower clusters. Also called ‘Shooting Star’, this plant is a close relative of Papyrus and Umbrella Palms, Thrives in most ponds and very wet places. Needs at least 3 hours sunlight daily to be at its best.

 Average Height:  12-20 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-4 inches

$10.00


Green Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

TARO, GREEN

Colocasia esculenta

Leaves (of this and all Taros) are water resistant. Also called “Elephant Ears” the Taro plant has been widely distributed throughout the tropical parts of the world, not only for its beauty but as a source of starch.  The Taro plant is the source for the Hawaiian food “Poi”.  Happy in almost any pond or wet soil from full sun to dense shade.

 Average Height:  18-48 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

$ 8.00


'Black Magic' Taro

TARO, BLACK MAGIC

Colocasia ‘Black Magic’

Leaves of ’Black Magic’ Taro are deep purple-green and nearly black. The leaf color and contrast possibilities awaiting your garden are unlimited with this plant! Thrives in almost any pond or wet soil from full sun to shady.

 Average Height:  18-30 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-6 inches

$10.00


'Black Princess' Taro

TARO, BLACK PRINCESS

Colocasia affinis var. Jenningsii ‘Black Princess’

‘Black Princess’ is a smaller Taro, rarely reaching two feet tall. The beautiful patterned leaves are great for color in shady areas where most flowers are hard to grow. Perfect Taro for small ponds and tubs. Grows in full sun to dense shade but leaf colors are best with at least 3 hours sunlight daily.

 Average Height:  12-18 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-6 inches

$10.00


Imperial Taro

TARO, IMPERIAL

Colocasia antiquorum

Bright green arrow-shaped leaves are beautifully complemented by clusters of small white flowers. Happy in almost any pond from full sun to dense shade.

 Average Height:  18-36 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

$10.00


Violet Stem Taro

TARO, VIOLET STEM

Colocasia esculenta ‘Fontanesii’

Violet Stem Taro is a mutation of the common Green Taro, The stems are not only deep violet in color, but they are thinner and stiffer than the Green Taro. Also, Violet Stem Taro does not get quite as large in leaf size or overall height as Green Taro.  Perfect for almost any pond from all-day sun to full shade.

 Average Height:  24-36 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-8 inches

$10.00


Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius)

UMBRELLA PALM

Cyperus alternifolius

Exotic tropical palm-like foliage. Native to Madagascar closely related to papyruses. Will thrive in almost any pond from full sun to dense shade.

 Average Height:  3-5 feet      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

ON SALE NOW:  $ 5.00    regular  $ 8.00


Dwarf Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis')

UMBRELLA PALM, DWARF

Cyperus alternifolius var. ‘Gracilis’

Dwarf mutation of above, rarely over two feet tall and perfect for small ponds and tub gardens. Happy in almost any pond from full sun to dense shade.

 Average Height:  18-30 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

ON SALE NOW:  $ 5.00    regular  $ 8.00


TROPICAL BOG PLANTS

SURFACE-COVERING GROWTH HABIT

White Snowflake (Nymphoides cristata)

WHITE SNOWFLAKE

Nymphoides cristata

Water Snowflakes are aquatic plants that resemble waterlilies in growth habit and anatomy (structure) but are smaller than most waterlilies in size. White Snowflake has beautifully mottled heart-shaped leaves and delicate white flowers. At least 3-4 hours sunlight daily (or more) is recommended for reliable blooming.

 Average Height:  18-48 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

SOLD OUT


Giant White Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)

WHITE SNOWFLAKE, GIANT

Nymphoides indica

Water Snowflakes are aquatic plants that resemble waterlilies in growth habit and anatomy (structure) but are smaller than most waterlilies in size. Giant White Snowflake is the largest (leaves 4-5 inch diameter when mature) - exotic fringed white flowers. At least 3-4 hours sunlight daily (or more) is recommended for reliable blooming.

 Average Height:  18-48 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

$ 9.00


Water Poppy (Hydrocleys nymphoides)

WATER POPPY

Hydrocleys nymphoides

Water Poppies are also similar to small waterlilies in appearance and growth habit.  The bright yellow poppy-like flowers are borne all season long. The leaves are oval, glossy green.  At least 3-4 hours daily sunlight (or more) is needed for good blooming.

 Average Height:  18-48 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

ON SALE NOW:  $ 5.00    regular  $ 8.00


Venezuelan Water Poppy

WATER POPPY, GIANT or ‘VENEZUELAN’

Hydrocleys sp.

Much like common Water Poppy (above) but considerably larger. Leaves mottled with interesting mosaic pattern; can reach 4-5 inches in diameter. At least 3-4 hours daily sunlight (or more) is needed for good blooming.

 Average Height:  18-48 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

$ 10.00


Water Sensitive Plant (Neptunia oleracea)

WATER SENSITIVE PLANT

Neptunia oleracea

The leaves of Water Sensitive Plant will instantly fold closed when touched! It is a small aquatic plant that creeps along the surface of the water. Yellow flowers intermittent.

 Average Height:  18-48 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

$ 10.00


Yellow Snowflake (Nymphoides geminata)

YELLOW SNOWFLAKE

Nymphoide geminata

Water Snowflakes are aquatic plants that resemble waterlilies in growth habit and anatomy (structure) but are smaller than most waterlilies in size. Yellow Snowflake has mottled “Alligator Scale” leaves and exotic fringed yellow flowers!  At least 3-4 hours sunlight daily (or more) is recommended for reliable blooming.

 Average Height:  18-48 inches      Recommended Water Depth:  0-10 inches

SOLD OUT


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