Bog plants: Exotic

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 Water plants all looking very wintery at the moment.  Suggest that you wait until September or mid August before you order. 

Alocasia esculenta - Fortanesii

Common name: Black stemmed elephant ear

Description: A tuberous exotic bog perennial with heart shaped blue green red veined leaves. Scented arum type pale yellow flowers in summer. I am undecided on which photograph to place - the flower or the gorgeous foliage.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Alocasia esculenta - Teacup

Common name: Tea cup elephant ear

Description: A tuberous exotic bog perennial with sturdy stems. Heart shaped cup shaped bright green leaves. Plant up to 10cnm under water.
Spread: Clump forming
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Caltha palustris

Common name: Marsh marigold

Description: A marginal bog plant with rhizomes that produce kidney shaped toothed leaves. The vibrant waxy yellow flowers are a must around a pond. Allow up to 10cm of water above the crown of the plant.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Dichromena colorata

Common name: White star grass

Description: Clump forming exotic perennial with grassy type foliage. White star shaped flowers. Allow for up to 5cm of water above the crown.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Nelumbo nucifera

Common name: Lotus flower

Description: Rhizamotous aquatic perennial found on the shallow margins or muddy banks of pools. Circular leaves are held above the water level. Showy fragrant water lily type flowers are borne on long stalks and develop distinctive flat topped seedpods.
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R350.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Nymphaea hybrids

Common name: Water lilies

Description: Herbaceous submerged aquatic perennial with round floating leaves. Many colours in stock. Feed monthly. For more information and list of cultivars Species: Water lilies
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Saururus cernuus

Common name: Lizards tail

Description: Clump forming aquatic plant up to 50cm. Heart shaped bright green leaves and spikes of fragrant white flowers. Can be used in an aquarium.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Scirpus zebrinus

Common name: Zebra rush

Description: A tall 1.5m exotic rush with leafless stems with vertical cream and green stripes. Cut back hard in autumn to retain the stripes.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Thalia dealbata

Common name: Water canna - not a real canna!

Description: An aquatic perennial with tall lance-shaped grey green leaves. It has panicles of violet flowers in summer. Gorgeous
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R150.00  |   Buy now