Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
Bog Bean is an interesting marginal plant that can spread 3' to 5' out across the surface of the pond. Oval leaflets rise out of the water in sets of 3, giving bog bean its common name, as it resembles the bean fmily even though not related. The pretty clusters of white fringed, fragrant flowers appear in mid-spring looking nothing like legume blooms! Very pretty plant and at its best when allowed to grow out into the pond, providing shade and refuge. US native.
Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifolia)
Hardiness Zone: 2-11
Planting Container: We recommend a 2 gallon solid planting container or a large planting bag.
Light Requirements: full sun to part shade
Height: 3"-6" - Spread: Creeping Rhizome
Water Depth: 1" to 12", will spread out 3' to 5' across the surface (Maximum water depth is for mature bog plants)
For planting instructions see our: Planting Instructions for Bog Plants Page.