Bog Plants for Zone 5

jdpondkeeperMarch 23, 2009

Hi folks, I have 30 sq ft area of my yard that floods in heavy rain. Considering a bog garden there, but I'm at noob. Any good suggestions for zone 5 plants? Other things nearby are elephant hastas, tulips, crocus.



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

For plants that like wet feet there are many, Hibiscus, Astilbe, Cardinal Lobelia, Siberina Iris and many other Iris as well, Globe flower. that is a start for you. Hope it helps.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2009 at 9:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Marsh Marigold,Rushes,Marsh Mallow,water forget me nots. I strongly caution against Globe Flower. I bought it home years ago. Then thousand plants later......I had to cover a whole section of my yard with epdm liner to get rid of it....and still struggle to get rid of it.


    Bookmark   April 10, 2009 at 9:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donaldb(5B Worcester, MA)

Don't know exactly where in Zone 5 you are but you might want to look into any of the Pitcher Plants. They all love it wet and sunny. I have a couple in a bog section of our pond that are spectacular. Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnock' is a true beauty to behold when in flower or not. I purchased mine at the New England Wildflower Society in Massachusetts. I do not believe they do mailorder but if you "google" Pitcher plants there are a number of sites that they can be had at a fairly reasonable price. Good Luck

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 9:16AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My tiny bog garden
This was my first attempt at growing carnivorous plants....
rotted logs for peat in bog garden
I have a non-working pond with a liner covered with...
Plants to soak up water?
I wasnt sure what forum to post this in so I posted...
Source for Gunnera in Zone 10?
Looking to install Gunnera plants at the pond. Don't...
Anyone Growing Butterbur?
I've just introduced this plant (petasites hybridus)...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™