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Bog Bean (Menyanthes Trifoliata)

Plant Description

Bog Bean Is a delightful pond plant that grows out, over the water with a branching habitat. The green leaves are complemented with pretty, pink flowers that bloom from from April to June, depending on what zone they are planted in. Bog Bean, also known as Buck Bean or Marsh Trefoil, is native to North America. Bog Bean is a perennial plant and often used as a medicinal herb. Honey bees and butterflies are attracted to the pretty flowers on the Bog Bean Plant. Bog Bean helps with the uptake of nutrients from the pond which in turn, helps to avoid algae issues. Bog Bean offers a little shade for the fish in the pond which also helps to reduce algae growth. 

Height     Grows 8 - 12 inches tall

Width       2 foot spread or more

Sunlight Requirements   Full sun to part shade, does best in full sun

Moisture Requirements   Bog Bean must be planted with 1 - 3 inches of water above the rhizome

Zone          Hardy in zones 3 - 10

Planting Instructions

Plant your bog bean in a one or two gallon container of loam soil and place the container 1 - 3 inches beneath the surface of the water. Bog Bean may also be planted in shallow water (1 - 3 inches) directly into the soil of your natural bottom pond. Plant your Bog Bean in Full sun to part shade.  Bog Bean is hardy in zones 3 - 10.

 

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