The Q&A Archives: Plants And Flowers That Grow Well In A Lot Of Water

Question: I live in a low area were our yard holds a large amount of water in the spring, early summer or when it rains a lot. I would like to know what seeds I can start that will grow well in a lot of water.

Answer: Most plant roots need oxygen to survive or they will rot, so if the ground is continually wet I'd suggest bog or marsh plants. Some possibilities include many different iris, Japanese iris, Louisiana iris, Siberian iris, yellow flag, swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), sweet woodruff, monkshood, baneberry, swamp milkweed, false spiraea, marsh marigold, sedges, horsetails, and Chrysanthemum serotinum.

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