Can I grow 'FACW' wildflowers in a marsh bog garden?Or too soggy?
I would like to grow FACW (facultive wetland) perennial flowers and shrubs in my bog. My bog is 18" deep and basically 6' wide x 30' long. It's always soggy and I don't allow drainage.
Pond marginals (OBLs) do great in this no-drainage, constantly wet/mud setup, but will the typical garden perennial do well if it is a "FACW" plant?
I would like to grow:
Turtlehead), American Meadowsweet/Spirea alba, Verbena spp., Prairie Willow, New England Aster, Ironweed, etc.
These are said to grow in wet mesic soils, but I suppose that I can grow them in the bog garden if the soil that they are placed on is saturated but has no actual standing water.