Bogged Down with Parnassia

Since we’ve installed several new bog gardens at JLBG this year, we’ve been experimenting with a number of new bog plants. One wonderful surprise has been Parnassia wightiana, an Asian relative of our native species, P. asarifolia, caroliniana, and grandifolia. The fimbriate flowers have been a real treat to watch. These aren’t the easiest plants to grow, and we were 0 for 9 with the 9 species we’ve tried, prior to building much better bogs, thanks to Patrick’s instructions. We’re now on the lookout for other species that might also thrive in these conditions.

Parnassia wightiana

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