Ease to Grow: Easy.
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).
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.