The Q&A Archives: Ornamentals for Boggy Soil

Question: We have swamp cabbage growing in the far corner of our property where there is natural drainage of water. What shrubs / trees / or flowers can we plant in this wet soil ? Carol Braun Upper Saddle River, NJ

Answer: I'm glad to hear you want to preserve and enhance your valuable wetland area! Ornamentals that thrive in boggy soil are siberian iris, water plantain, cardinal flower, cattails and other rushes, etc! Here are a couple of catalog sources for you to contact for plant material and ideas: Paradise Water Gardens William Tricker, Inc. 14 May St. 7125 Tanglewood Dr. Whitman, MA 02382 Independence, OH 44131 (617) 447-4711 (800) 524-3492

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