The Q&A Archives: Soggy Flower Beds

Question: What type of perennials will do well year round in a flower bed that keeps the soil wet year round?

Answer: The following perennials should thrive in the wet conditions you describe: Acorus, Astilboides, Caltha, Eupatorium, Filipendula, Iris ensata, Iris pseudocorus, Kalimeris, Ligularia, Lobelia, Lysimachia, Petasites, Polygonum, Rodgersia, Tovara, Tradescantia, and Trollius. All are available from Shady Oaks Nursery at 1-800-504-8006 or, visit the website at

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