Bog plants: Indigenous

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 15cm pots or 3L bags. Where container sizes differ this should be noted in the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

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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R120.00  |   Buy now

Berula erecta

Description: A robust indigenous waterplant with gorgeous fern like foliage. Foliage floats on the water and forms a habitat for fish. Umbels of white flowers in summer. Allow up to 20cm of water above the crown of the plant

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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Berula repanda

Description: A rhizomatous indigenous perennial with simple fern like leaves. Umbels of cream flowers in summer. Allow up to 20cm water above the crown of the plant.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Cream
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Cotula coronopifolia

Description: Creeping aquatic perennial with fleshy leaves and slender stalked yellow flowers all season. Allow up to 10cm of water above the crown of the plant.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 10cm
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R50.00  |   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. Allow up to 25 cm of water above the crown of the plant.

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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R75.00  |   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.Up to 20cm of water above the crown of the plant.

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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R60.00  |   Buy now

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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R50.00  |   Buy now

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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R60.00  |   Buy now

Scirpus cernuus

Description: Robust indigenous grass. Long linear bright green leaves. Dense green flower spikes in summer. Boggy conditions, no water over the crown of the plant.

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