Bog Candles


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Yes
Native Range: Wetlands of Eastern North America
Zones: 3-9 (2-10)

Bog Candles or Swamp Candles, Lysimachia terrestris, is a showy inhabitant of bogs and wetlands. It is an emergent perennial with spires of dozens of small, but delightful star-shaped, yellow flowers with 2 red spots at the base of each petal. It flowers in mid-summer. The rhizomes can grow rapidly, forming a nice colony of plants in a season. It is winter hardy, and is a prolific grower, tolerating a wide range of wet growing conditions. It is an excellent companion for carnivorous plants, providing nice dappled lighting.

For Bog Candles, each portion is a rooted, growing plant and size refers to age: small (1 year), medium (2 years), large (3+ years old).

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant root/rhizome. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 6" - 12+"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: General Bog Mix
Soil pH: 5.5-7
Light: Full to Partial Sun
Use: Tall water's edge aquatic bog plant

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
David Chellis
great plants

temporary location in pots with sphagnum peat moss they are healthy and one of them is getting ready to bloom keeping watered with rain water not letting them dry out. still working on my bog pond.

Doing well, maybe a bit TOO well!

Planted one in my 10'x5' bog garden two years ago, and it has spread to every corner of the bog since then. Great if that's what you want, but I've definitely got some pulling to do 😅

LeOcia Brown

Bog Candles

Mike Delange
Well packed, nice looking roots

I think this one will be a nice addition to the bog. Haven’t seen any new growth yet, but leaves still look great. 5 stars

Angelo Caseres

Plants have now emerged and producing leaves!

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