August 31, 2021
Gardening in Moist Areas
Soil that does not drain properly can lead to major frustration along with struggling or dying plants. Drainage can be improved by installing weeping tile, dumping quantities of sand and gravel, or building raised beds. Many plants will tolerate dampness and thrive beautifully, just choose wisely.
There are many shrubs that can grow in damp conditions.
Many perennials flourish in damp gardens. Consider any of the following:
All of the above selections withstand moisture and low light. Certain varieties of hosta such as Frances Williams, Royal Standard, and krossa are suitable considerations as well.
These perennials can actually survive in shallow water and are often referred to as “marginals” or “bog plants.”
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