flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Worth, Te
Question by neetug31
April 9, 2010
We have a soggy wet area in our lawn. So we want to know what perennials can grow there. And surronding those plants can we put mulch so no grass or weeds grow there?

Answer from NGA
April 9, 2010


You could install a curtain drain to help redirect the water or you can use plants that tolerate soggy soils. Here are a few to choose from:
Aconitum (Monkshood), Actaea (Bugbane), Alchemilla (Lady?s Mantle), Monarda (Bee Balm), Aruncus (Goatsbeard), Mimulus (Monkey Flower), Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster), Astilbe, Myosotis (Forget Me Not), Astilboides tabularis (Shield Leaf), Physostegia (Obedient Plant), Canna, Primula (Primrose), Thalictrum (Meadow Sweet), Ligularia, Tiarella (Foam Flower), Lysimachia (Loosestrife), Tradescantia virginiana (Spiderwort), Helenium autumnale (Helen?s Flower), Trollius (Globe Flower), Helianthus angustifolia (Swamp Sunflower), Zantedeschia (Common Calla), Arenaria (Corsican Sandwort), Lysimachia (Creeping Jenny), Galium (Sweet Woodruff, ) Mentha (Corsican Mint), Houttuyuna (Chameleon Plant), Potentilla (Spring Cinquefoil), Laurentia (Blue Star Creeper), Vinca minor (Dwarf Vinca).

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