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Carex blanda (also, Carex laxiflora) (Common Wood Sedge).  Full sun to shade.  Tolerates wet to moderately dry soil conditions.  Forms clumps 2' high.  Native and common to wooded areas.

Carex blanda - Common Wood Sedge: Available at Prairie Moon Nursery

Turn low-lying damp spots in your landscape into a colorful flower border by selecting perennials that thrive in wet soil. Here are some of the best perennials you can grow in soggy situations.

Perennials For Wet Soil

Cardinal Flower loves wet spots Perennials For Wet Soil Turn low-lying damp spots in your landscape into a colorful flower border by selecting perennials that thrive in wet soil. Here are some of the best perennials you can grow in soggy situations.

Spiderwort- shade or sun, wet or dry soil.  The bright green leaves are great in a shady gardens.  May try it, but I am concerned about it being one of those plants that spreads and you can never get rid of.

The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

'Sweet Kate' spiderwort is one of the most eye-catching perennials in the garden, thanks to its neon yellow-green leaves and cobalt-blue blossoms. This North American native plant is very adaptable, thriving in shade or sun and wet or dry soils.

Bog plants that also do well in shade! For those swampy parts of your garden.

11 Striking Bog Plants

Geranium phaeum Lily Lovell | Claire Austin (UK)

Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' - Rich purple, disc shaped flowers are borne in loose clusters on slender, upright stems above a dense clump of attractive, round mid green leaves.

Russian Princess Lobelia Lobelia x speciosa 'Russian Princess' Zone: 4 - 9 Partial Sun, High water needs.  Vivid spikes of magenta flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies and are excellent for cutting. Glossy foliage emerges red in spring, turning burgundy to bronze throughout the season. Strong upright burgundy stem

Russian Princess Lobelia - Vivid spikes of magenta flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies and are excellent for cutting. Glossy foliage emerges red in spring, turning burgundy to bronze throughout the season.

If you can't divert accumulating water, consider Plan B -- install plants that don't mind getting wet feet from time to time.

Plants That Like Wet Soil

If you can't divert accumulating water, consider Plan B -- install plants that don't mind getting wet feet from time to time.

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