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Bog Plants for Zone 5

Posted by jdpondkeeper 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 23, 09 at 17:07

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.
Thanks,
JD


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RE: Bog Plants for Zone 5

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.


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RE: Bog Plants for Zone 5

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.

Regards,
Lisa


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RE: Bog Plants for Zone 5

  • Posted by donaldb 5 Central Massachuse (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 22, 09 at 9:16

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


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