The Ligularia are excellent for your bog garden and even a shady damp area. My 3 have flowered for the 1 st year. My favourite is the Ligularia veitc
hiana which has 6-7 ft spikes of yellow flowers, and smells lovely. Also have ferns, hosta, alstilbes (crimson red and the white are the best in my opinion) and yet to plant: rodgeria, darmera pelata,
Ligularia veitchiana attached, flowered from end of May to early July. The ligularia przewalskii is very similar, more spikes and less height which is in flower now.
Alos the angelica gigas- biennial but now growing some seeds from last year's plant- also 6-7 feet high and magnificent.
Have lots of plants to still plant out, seem to spend all my time watering them at the moment...l! Must get going this weekend.
Picked up a plant from its temporary home a black plastic tray and found a newt- only 1.5 inches long, thought it was dead but was very much alive!
The red lobelias are also great for the bog garden as like soggy feet... Slugs love them too- but this year seems to be a good year for lack of slugs..thanks goodness