The Q&A Archives: Plants for Damp Soil

Question: I have a flowerbed that is very wet in the spring and damp all summer. What flowers can I grow here?

Answer: Most plant roots need oxygen to survive or they will rot, so if the ground is continually wet consider 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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