Water gardens or wet areas of your landscape are not a problem; these are still
areas of your landscape where plants can be added. The type of plants that can
be added to moist portions of your landscape and around your water garden are
plants that can be classified as shallow water marginal plants.
Bog arum is a plant that you can put in the areas around your water garden.
Although you might feel that this is just a bog plant because of the name, it is
a plant that can live in the water up to four inches of water. There are bog
arum plants that are considered to be deep water plants, living in water of much
What does the bog arum look like? This plant is similar to what a marsh marigold
display looks like. The petals of the flower are white and showy, but in the
center of the plant there seems to be a spike that will catch your eye sticking
out of the center of the white. As you look closely at the bog arum, you will
notice that the one bloom head is really many smaller blooms together to make
The petals on this bloom head are really not petals at all but leaves that are
enveloping the many smaller blooms together. The flower head is multiple flower
heads to create one large spike looking area which is quite a sight in the water
The bog arum will grow to be about a foot high when mature, but will be smaller
in the first year of planting. This plant does well in constantly moist areas of
your landscape or in shallow water areas around the water garden. The bog arum
is a full sun plant that does not fare well at all in the shaded area.