Re: Observations on growing plants in bogs
- Subject: Re: Observations on growing plants in bogs
- From: Paul Tyerman <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 09:58:09 -0500 (CDT)
>water below) succeeds in almost every species I have attempted. The only
>aroids subjected to this inadvertant treatment are the Arisaema triphyllum
>and A. stewardsonii, along with Zantedeschia. Most others are closely
>related: various Asarum and yuccas. Species that failed the worst are
>supposedly "bog lovers": rodgersia, astilbes, trillium, viola tricolor,
>carex, marshmallow, and chilene. Other plants that did not survive more
>than a couple days even with crowns not submerged (at least 1" above
>saturated soil) are lamium, heuchera, dicentra, aster, tiarella, most ferns
>(except Osmonda regalis), hellebores.
Kathy et al,
If it helps, there are a number of irises that will tolerate from full
permanent submersion to growing in a normal garden. It might be worth
investigating their roots to find out the differences between those
specimens growing within the water compared to those outside. I certainly
have irises that have successfully been moved between the two, from both
submersion to dry land and the other way around.
Just some ideas.
Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!