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Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713

I bought a Primula Confetti, a hosta and a small arum lily plant today for my new bog garden, having googled these plants I am not so sure if they are all suitable for this muddy area. I was also going to buy a Mazus White Chinese Marsh plant. Can anyone advise me please?

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  • Logan4Logan4 West MidlandsPosts: 2,332

    Hi, the Primula and hosta will be ok. The Lilly won't like it.

    The Nazis White Chinese marsh plant will be alright.

  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713

    Thanks Logan.  I had seen arum lilies growing in a pond in the public gardens and assumed the one I purchased would be suitable for our pond - are there different types?

    Is the Nazis Wh. Ch. marsh plant the same as a Mazus? We have never had a bog garden before, so we are trying to chose the correct plants for the area.  I already have a carex - pendula, which I know can become quite large over time, but the frogs love hiding in the foliage, so we thought it would be useful.  We have an astilbe and some other carex grasses too.

  • Logan4Logan4 West MidlandsPosts: 2,332
    Guernsey Donkey2 says:

    Thanks Logan.  I had seen arum lilies growing in a pond in the public gardens and assumed the one I purchased would be suitable for our pond - are there different types?

    Is the Nazis Wh. Ch. marsh plant the same as a Mazus? We have never had a bog garden before, so we are trying to chose the correct plants for the area.  I already have a carex - pendula, which I know can become quite large over time, but the frogs love hiding in the foliage, so we thought it would be useful.  We have an astilbe and some other carex grasses too.

    See original post

     Hi. I don't know much about bog plants. So if you google bog plants. It will come up with a list of addresses. One of them is the RHS website and gardener's world.

  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713

    Thanks Logan - we don't know much about bog plants either, as you will have guessed.  However I have just googled this Arum lily and read that it likes ponds, bog gardens, containers or flower beds, so it appears to be a very versatile plant.  My husband says they remind him of funerals, but in the right place I think they look quite striking and I am looking forward to watching it mature over the next few years.

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