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  1. #1
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    Default Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    Any suggestions for a good plant with nectar for bees that I could plant in a deep shade very moist area.
    Thick woods, bog.
    Zone 7a

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    weeping willow?

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    It would need to be a shrub or plant.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    maybe berries, crans, blues, blacks, razz, logans etc

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    Comfrey, Symphytum officinale

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    Maybe the ol' standard, hosta? Solomon's seal could be good. I've had comfrey do fairly well in part-shade -- not sure how it would be in deep shade/soggy conditions. Blue flag/yellow flag? They love wet. The shade part, I'm not so sure. St John's wort is hydrophilic, but it's pretty invasive [I've had to dig up sprigs of it from beside my pond, where I planted it 6 years ago, and yet .... some always come back].

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    One of the plants I read about and have considered (not yet acquired) is "bog sage" (Salvia uliginosa). It shows up in my plant searches for bee gardens and its "bog" name makes me think it ought to be moisture tolerant. Others say so. It's listed as a perennial.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    Welcome to Bee Source, DerTiefster!

    For a deep shade area I rather grow the Cantrell mushrooms here.
    Going back this year I have the partial shade short and tall golden rods growing.
    They are very drought tolerant. So might like a shaded area in a bog too. Been thinking
    about a bog in full sun for these short and tall golden rods varieties. The short, like shaded area bloomed in August
    and the tall bloomed in October. Golden rods like bog too!
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    Welcome to Bee Source, DerTiefster!

    For a deep shade area I rather grow the chanterelle mushrooms here.
    Going back this year I have the partial shade short and tall golden rods growing.
    They are very drought tolerant. So might like a shaded area in a bog too. Been thinking
    about a bog in full sun for these short and tall golden rods varieties. The short, like shaded area bloomed in August
    and the tall bloomed in October. Golden rods like bog too!
    Last edited by beepro; 10-27-2016 at 01:01 AM.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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    Default Re: Suggestions for a plant for a bog, deep shade

    Japanese Fatsia (Fatsia japonica)?

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