Many plants grown in the home landscape require consistent moisture throughout the growing season without staying too wet. However, there are a few annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees that perform well in wet soil conditions. This includes low-lying areas, water edges, or soils with poor drainage. Many of these plants will also tolerate periodic flooding.
Below is information about the many plants that tolerate "wet feet" and would grow well in an Iowa garden.
Plants for Wet Soil Conditions
- Native Perennials for Moist to Wet Soils
- Perennials for Moist to Wet Soils
- Native Shrubs for Moist to Wet Locations
- Trees and Shrubs for Wet Soils
Learn more about landscape plants that tolerate other difficult locations in the garden in this article: Landscape Plants for Difficult Sites.