Best Plants for Bog/Wetland Filter

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Hi Everyone,
I am almost done building my pond, there is water in the pond... :) I am in the process of building the bog/wetland area, similar to what @addy1 has done.
I am located in Toronto, Canada.
Are there any recommendations on plants for a bog/wetland filter?
I found this list at Nelson Water Gardens.
Thanks in advance.
 

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I just planted and what lived is still in the bog. Currently water willow, obedient plant, marsh betony, yellow flag iris, lizard tail, creeping jenny, blue forget me not , some other iris, water mint, spider wort, lirope and others I am forgetting.
 

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Yes they all die back freeze and come back even stronger
 
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THE MINT Oh the mint is very aggressive but easy to remove
 

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My favorites are:

Marsh Marigold
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Great Blue Lobelia
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Cardinal Flower.
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The best bog plants are those that grow fast. When the spring comes along the water is rather nasty from being idle all winter. So the quicker a lot of plant mass gets growing the better the pond will be. This is a double edged sword as with growing fast also can mean it will take over under optimum conditions in only a couple years. Faster it grows the more nutrients the plant needs thus staving out algae
 

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My water is just a bit murky after winter, within a few days after turning on the bog it clears right up. That is even without a lot of plants growing. When I flip it back on the plants are maybe 1-2 inches high and or just a bit of green showing.
 
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The best bog plants are those that grow fast. When the spring comes along the water is rather nasty from being idle all winter. So the quicker a lot of plant mass gets growing the better the pond will be. This is a double edged sword as with growing fast also can mean it will take over under optimum conditions in only a couple years. Faster it grows the more nutrients the plant needs thus staving out algae
Very good point...thanks.
 

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