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Plants for Wet Soils


Hardy hibiscus are native to swampy sites from the Atlantic ocean to Mississippi river.Native to damp and even swampy meadows from the Atlantic ocean west to Missourii and Arkansas, hardy hibiscus, at right, are but one of many herbaceous perennials that thrive in wet soil conditions.

‘Golden Variegated’ Japanese Sweet Flag
(Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’)
Japanese Painted Fern
(Athyrium goeringianum ‘Pictum’)
`Evergold’ Japanese Sedge
(Carex oshimensis `Evergold')
Tufted Hair Grass
(Deschampsia caespitosa)
Japanese Autumn Fern
(Dryopteris erythrosora)
Variegated Hakonechloa or Japanese Hakone Grass
(Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’)
Rose Mallow or Hardy Hibiscus
(Hibiscus moscheutos x H. coccineus hybrids)
Yellow Flag Iris
(Iris pseudoacorus)
Blue Flag Iris
(Iris versicolor)
Cardinal Flower
(Lobelia cardinalis)
Ostrich Fern
(Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Beebalm (or Oswego Tea)
(Monarda didyma)
Cinnamon Fern
(Osmunda cinnamomea)
Royal Fern
(Osmunda regalis)