Menyanthes is an aquatic, rhizomatous perennial of shallow water, with leaves composed of 3 broadly elliptic or ovate leaflets, and star-shaped flowers with fringed petals

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About Bogbean

Menyanthes is a monotypic genus of flowering plant in the family Menyanthaceae containing the single species Menyanthes trifoliata.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Menyanthes trifoliata
Maximum Reachable Height 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Flower Colour whitish-pink
Bloom Time May to June
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Full Sunlight. Grows in very moist soil, bogs, and shallow water. Peaty soil. Cool area. Regular watering to maintain heavy moisture, best grown in a container at the edge of a pond. Deadhead. Once established do not disturb unless they become overcrowded.

Bogbean care

Members of the Menyanthes genus are hardy Perennials.They naturally grow in boggy and watery areas and have green leaves and white star shaped flowers.They flower from spring through to summer.Common names for Menyanthes include Bog bean and Buck bean.

Grow in baskets in a large pond in water up to 25cm deep, or grow in muddy pool margins. Grow in full sun to encourage flowering

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering wet
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature minus 25c
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Bogbean special feature

Transitional plant for water gardens and ponds. Bog gardens.

Bogbean uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Bogbean is a plant
  • The bogbean fruit resembles a small bean and is commonly found in swamps or bogs, which is the reason for its name
  • People use the bogbean leaf to make medicine
  • Bogbean is used for achy joints (rheumatism), rheumatoid arthritis, loss of appetite, and upset stomach

Culinary Use:

  • Bogbean contains the bitter glucosides, menyanthin (found in the leaves) and loganin (found in the roots)
  • It also contains a small amount of volatile oil and the flavonglycosides, hyperoside and rutin
  • This strongly bitter herb has been utilised for a long time as a folk medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Bogbean ?

Bogbean is commonly known as Menyanthes trifoliata

How tall do Bogbean grow?

On average Bogbean grows 0.75 to 1.00 feet

What color are Bogbean ?

A Bogbean plant bears flowers of color whitish-pink

When Bogbean blooms?

With enough light, Bogbean may produce whitish-pink flowers in May to June

How hard is Bogbean to grow?

A Bogbean is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Bogbean need?

A Bogbean prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Bogbean need?

A Bogbean prefers watering wet

What kind of soil does a Bogbean need?

A Bogbean prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Bogbean like?

A Bogbean prefers minus 25c

How often should I fertilize my Bogbean ?

To encourage Bogbean growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



Reviews

Monday, 11 November 2019

Love how cute the plant is..

Bikash Sahoo

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