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Menyanthes Trifoliata Bog Bean Plant

Menyanthes Trifoliata Bog Bean Plant

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Menyanthes Trifoliata, known as the bog bean plant, is a captivating and unique addition to wetland gardens and aquatic landscapes. This aquatic perennial native to Europe and North America boasts lush, trifoliate leaves and delicate white, pink, or lavender flowers that resemble miniature orchids. Its charming appearance belies its adaptability to a variety of waterlogged environments, making it a valuable asset for gardeners seeking to enhance their ponds, marshy areas, or water gardens. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the bog bean is known for its ecological importance, providing habitat and sustenance for various aquatic life forms. Its historical use in traditional herbal medicine adds to its fascination, making it a cherished and versatile plant for water-centric garden settings.

At a glance

  • Stunning white dewy star flowers in abundance once established
  • Low maintenance  matt-forming hardy bog or marginal perennial
  • Great wildlife plant for semi-shade
  • Medicinal properties
  • RHS Perfect for pollinators

"Adding a pond is one of the best things you can do for wildlife in the garden. And each pond is part of a bigger picture – together we can create a network of habitats for our threatened freshwater species, and the many insects, birds and mammals that depend on them." Quoted from the RHS wild about gardens

You will receive 1 x 9cm potted plant

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Plant Form
Plant Type
Climate
Plant habitat
Sunlight Full sun, partial shade
Watering
Flowering period
Flower Colour White
Season of interest Summer
Foliage
Hardiness Rating (RHS)

Hardy, tolerant of temperatures down -20°C and below

Soil type Poorly drained clay or standard garden loam. Does not like lime soil.
Soil PH
Size Height: 50cm, Spread: 1.5m
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