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Good plants for damp areas?


By Gillian

Ontario, Canada Ca

My garden is on a slope, and while the top dries out way too fast, the water accumulates at the bottom of the slope.
I dug out beds in the damper area last year and on one side (that gets more afternoon sun) successfully grew ligularia and hostas. The other side, that gets more of the morning sun, currently just has hostas in it.
Any suggestions for good plants for these areas? Can be annuals or perennials.
The photo is of the shadier side.




Various Bog Primulas .for early in the year. Hardy perennial Lobelia for the late Summer. and I leave someone else the suitable Annuals to recommend.I live on dry sand so just mention what I would grow had i the chance

24 Jan, 2009


If you look two questions up the page, I've just posted a list of bog-loving plants. I hope it helps. Mimulus can be a perennial or an annual. I can't think of any other annuals that enjoy getting their feet wet off the top of my head. Strange to get two such similar questions on the same day!

Good luck with your search.

24 Jan, 2009


I think it's the time of garden planning!
Thanks for your help. I forgot to add I also have astilbe in the right bed and that seems to be ok so far.
I will check out the list up the page.

25 Jan, 2009


You could maybe try Irises.

25 Jan, 2009


Yes, they are on my list. :-)

25 Jan, 2009


I have copied out the list and am now looking up pictures of some I am not familiar with.

25 Jan, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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