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Bog Bean

Menyanthes trifoliata

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Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata) at Make It Green Garden Centre

Bog Bean foliage

Bog Bean foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Description:

An interesting variety for wet enviroments; stunning, frilly white flower clusters in spring, an excellent transitional foliage plant that thrives in water gardens or at the edge of a pond; able to form large colonies

Ornamental Features

Bog Bean features showy panicles of white star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in late spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. Its attractive oval compound leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bog Bean is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bog Bean is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Water Gardens
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Bog Bean will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Naturalizing  Bog  Water 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features