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Question: 3' X 24' area. Shade in winter, 4-5 hours of sun in summer. After rain, has standing water (shallow) for days. Have planted Papyrus & Umbrella plants.

Need SOME COLOR. Any suggestions on something that will grow in these conditions? A hard one I know!
Thanks, Ron

Answer: Have you considered Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinali), Heliotropium indicum (Turnsole), Herbertia lahue, Hibiscus laevis (Rosemallow), or Spiderlily (Hymenocallis liriosme)? All will grow in moist soil.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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