Bog plant : Indigenous

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 15cm pots or 3L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted in the plant description.

Aponogeton distachyos

Description: An indigenous aquatic perennial with floating oblong dark green leaves. Edible white flowers in winter. Summer dormant.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Spread: 1m
Flowering time: Winter
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Berula erecta

Description: A robust indigenous waterplant with gorgeous fern like foliage. Foliage floats on the water and forms a habitat for fish. Umbrels of white flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Crinum campanulatum

Description: A gorgeous clump forming indigenous bulb with narrow strap like leaves. Terminal clusters of pink flowers. Remove from the water from Apr - Sept.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Description: A bulb with strap-shaped leaves that grows in marshy areas. Tubular scented bright yellow flowers mainly in spring. Multiplies rapidly. Bulb edible.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: Dependant on water when in flower 30cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R40.00  |   Buy now

Equisetum ramosissimum

Description: A creeping indigenous aquatic fern. Stems jointed cylindrical with brown cones. Bristly appearance. Invasive

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Maroon
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Gomphostigma virgatum

Description: A water loving perennial with silver leaves on slender stems and spikes of white flowers. Prune back hard after flowering.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: All year
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Marsilea schelpiana

Description: A fresh water indigenous fern with fine irregularly grooved leaves.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 10cm
Flowering time:
Bloom/flower colour: Foliage
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Nymphoides thunbergiana

Description: A fast-growing,aquatic perennnial which has flat, rounded floating leaves and dainty star-shaped yellow flowers and a feathery edge. It gives habitat for invertebrates, juvenile fish and birds.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: Leaves 30cm in diameter
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Ornithogalum juncifolia

Description: A gorgeous indigenous bulb with spikey grass like foliage and white star like flowers all summer. Multiplies well.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 30cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Persicaria senegalensis

Description: A spreading stolenous perennial with thick stems, large silver leaves and sprays of golden grasslike flowers. It does equally well in a pond or in the garden if given enough water.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Scirpus cernuus

Description: Robust indigenous grass. Long linear bright green leaves. Dense green flower spikes in summer.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 50cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Foliage
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R50.00  |   Buy now