Menyanthes trifoliata (Bog bean) is an indispensable, vigorous creeping native plant with strong floating horizontal tubers firmly anchored by trailing roots. The leaves have three segments and the white flowers are exquisite in detail and lightly scented. It is an excellent plant for providing surface cover, habitat for invertebrates, food for pollinators and reinforcing loose banks.
Its long trailing habit makes it awkward to keep in pots, so potted ones aren’t often available, but it’s ever so easy to establish anywhere just by trapping the roots under a basket or stone.
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From April to August, single bare root plants or single P9 pots will only be available as part of a Pick and Mix pack or as a component of various other pond packs. Multiples of x 10 bare root plants, packs of three P9 pots and various larger potted options will be available all year subject to seasonality.