Before learning about the plants let us understand what a wetland area is. Land area that is saturated with water either seasonally or permanently is known as the wetland area. It takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.
Water Loving Perennials:
- Water hyssop
- Elephant’s ear
- Swamp sunflower
- Scarlet swamp hibiscus
Apart from perennials, some ferns tolerate wet areas and can easily thrive at the edge of ponds. These look good and add elegance to the garden.
- Log Fern (Dryopteris Celsa)
- Woodwardia Virginica
- Royal Fern (Osmunda Regalis)
- Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda Cinnamomea)
- Toothed Wood Fern (Dryopteris Carthusiana)
- Goldie’s Wood Fern (Dryopteris Goldiana)
- Sensitive Fern (Onoclea Sensibilis)
- Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia Struthiopteris)
A few herbs too love water in abundance. Plant these and add both beauty and health to your green space.
- Mint that quickly runs out of control and loves moist areas. You can also limit its spread by growing in containers.
- Bee Balm (MonardaDidyma) that attracts bees and hummingbirds. This plant blooms for an extended period.
- Redtwig Dogwood (Cornus Stolonifera) is another great shrub that can grow in wet soil with its bright red stems.
- Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium Purpureum) is a Native American flower that prefers moist soil. The only requirement for a healthy growth of this plant is well-drained soil. The plant blooms pale pink-purple flowers and comes from the sunflower family.