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Plants that like wet feet

Posted by Maddie.123 Northeast Texas (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 19:13

I'm a novice gardener with what would appear to be a black thumb. I can grow azaleas, roses and zinnias and beyond that I'm lost.

We just moved and the hill behind the house seems to have springs and stay boggy except in the hottest part of our summer. It's impossible to mow so I was wondering if there is anything I can plant to cover this area. It's about 60' x 20' and, as I said, on the side of a hill.

Any help is appreciated!

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RE: Plants that like wet feet

If the pH is right you could try palmetto, cat tails and pitcher plants. Maybe even some cypress, tupelo, and cyrillas.

RE: Plants that like wet feet

You can also plant venus fly traps, but make sure the crown is not in standing water. These do well in marshy, acidic soil at the edge of a pond or bog.

RE: Plants that like wet feet

Water irises, flag, yellow and blue, and Japanese and Louisiana Irises are good in wet soil. Elephant ears, of course. Canna's like damp to muddy soil. Lobelia, Cardinal flower, daylilies, Pickerel Rush, some hosta's love muddy/wet soil. For shrubs, Itea, Little Henry, loves moist soil.

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