Menyanthes trifoliata 'Bog bean'
plants and garden
A rambling plant with trifoliate olive-green foliage that creeps over the surface of the water. The attractive white flowers are tipped with pink. An infusion of the roots used to be used as a tonic for fevers, gout and other complaints.
Colour - White
Flowers - April to June
Growth - Fast
Depth - 1cm to 20cm
Height - 20cm - 30cm
Position - Full sun to part shade
UK Native - Yes
This plant creeps from where it is first planted. In summer growing shoots can be cut off to encourage branching and pushed into soil to propagate.
9cm marginal plants require potting into a mesh basket.
1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting. However, plants over 60cm height growth will benefit from repotting into a larger mesh basket or should be planted in gravel to prevent them from falling over.
3ltr and 5ltr plants do not require repotting; there is no need to remove the mesh basket.
Please follow instructions that can be found on back side of the labels provided.
Your plants will be picked and packed carefully to ensure they arrive to your door alive and fresh. Please unpack orders as soon as possible.
During the "Available Season" we aim to deliver all orders between Tuesday and Friday. According to our stock availability orders might be placed on hold until plants are in a suitable condition to be sent or in case you have placed an order out of Available Season. We will keep you informed via email about a delivery date.
Our couriers will leave orders with a neighbour or in a cool shaded area if there is no one at the address provided.
Please note that we only ship to the UK.