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

Common name: Waterblommetjie

Description: An indigenous aquatic perennial with floating oblong dark green leaves. Edible white flowers in winter. Summer dormant.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Berula erecta

Common name: Water parsnip, Tandpyn wortel

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
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Berula repanda

Common name: Water Parsnip

Description: A rhizomatous indigenous perennial up tp 1.5m with simple fern like leaves. Umbels of cream flowers in summer. Grow this in a very wet position along the banks of a pond or potted up in the pond.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Cotula coronopifolia

Common name: Water buttons

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.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Crinum campanulatum

Common name: Marsh lily

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.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Equisetum ramosissimum

Common name: Transvaal horsetail

Description: A creeping indigenous aquatic fern. Stems jointed cylindrical with brown cones. Bristly appearance. Invasive
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Gomphostigma virgatum

Common name: Otter bossie

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.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Gunnera perpensa

Common name: River pumpkin

Description: A robust indigenous aquatic perennial, large dark round leaves with rough toothed edges. Spikes of brownish flowers in summer. I stand mine in the water. 10l bags.
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R200.00  |   Buy now

Indigenous: Eleocharis dulcis

Common name: Chinese water chestnut

Description: A robust exotic / indigenous grasslike sedge with round edible corms. Submerge plants in 10cm of water. They have medicinal properties. Bulbs tastier in winter.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Indigenous: Persicaria senegalensis

Common name: Silver snake root

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.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Marsilea schelpeana

Common name: Cut leaf water clover

Description: A fresh water indigenous fern with creeping stem and floating leaves. Mat forming with irregularly grooved leaves.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Ornithogalum juncifolia

Common name: Star of Bethlehem

Description: A gorgeous indigenous bulb with spikey grass like foliage and white star like flowers all summer. Multiplies well. Such an underrated plant!
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Scirpus cernuus

Common name: Fibre optic grass

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.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Watsonia angusta

Common name: Red watsonia

Description: Clump forming indigenous bulb with sword shaped pale green leaves. Spikes of red flowers in summer.
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R75.00  |   Buy now