Bog plants are plants that like the moisture in the soil that the water garden
can provide. Bog plants grow along the exteriors of the water garden to create a
frame for your water garden or an extension of the water garden. There are many
types of bog plants that you can use to create that look you want for your own
water garden, and you can use numbers of them when you have a large water garden
or moisture leading to the water garden where other plants wonít grow. Letís
talk a little about a few types of bog plants that you are going to really
Bugle bog plants: this is a hardy plant that will survive year after year for
your enjoyment. The bugle plant spreads out where moisture is found. The leaves
are a dark reddish brown color and during the winter months the leaves will
lighten while some may be lost, it is still a colorful addition to your water
garden. This plant will grow to be about four to six inches high so you can use
it along with other bog plants where you are creating a border. The Bugle plant
loves the full sun areas of your water garden for the best colors.
Cuckoo flower bog plants: this is a plant that will bring you flowers in the
early spring months, and you can find two different varieties, the commercial
(which has double flowers) and then there is wild (which has single flowers).
The leaves on this plant are fern like, thin and wispy. This plant will grow to
be about eighteen to twenty inches tall providing you a great backdrop in areas
around the water garden. Flowering in the spring months, this plant prefers the
partial shade areas instead of the full sun like many other plants.
Pond Spurge bog plants: this plant grows to be about three feet tall, which can
be used as a natural fencing around the water garden. Growing where the soil is
moist, the Pond spurge thrives best in the full sun areas around your water
garden. This flowering bog plant will bloom in the spring months and into the
early summer months. This plant seems to grow in clumps that you can divide in
the very early spring months if you like. The leaves are very dark deep green in
the spring months but as the temperatures of the summer rise the leaves will
turn a brown bronze color.