If you have a soggy bottom to your garden, poorly draining patches in your borders - or even suffer seasonal inundation or localised flooding - then try these plants which don't mind getting their roots wet occasionally.
We also recommend
plants for wet soils, which we offer as seeds.
Acorus - variegated sweet flag
Arching very slender grass, striped green and gold, super cold-hardy. Loves moist soils, creek margins, bog gardens; will even grow in coldw...
Alpinia zerumbet - shell ginger
Tropical foliage plant with lush gold-striped foliage and shell-like flowers through summer. Gives a bright jungly feel to frost-free gar...
Baeckea Clarence River
Native weeping shrub, lovely for informal hedging and wildlife gardens. White flowers in abundance in spring and summer. Fine slender foliag...
Buckinghamia - ivory curl flower
Ornamental native tree with dark glossy leaves and long white scented flower spikes which cascade downward. Very popular subtropical street ...
Callistemon Candy Pink
Gently weeping dense foliage, useful for screening & feature planting. Thrives in wet, dry, clay soil and rocky; in native gardens, or anywh...
Callistemon Dawson River Weeper
Gently weeping native hedge or screen tree, spreading to 5m tall and wide, with vibrant red bottle-brush flowers. Attracts nectar feeding bi...
Callistemon Genoa Glory
Large glowing ruby flowers are the attraction here; the bush itself can be a bit leggy and benefits from a hard prune after flowering to enc...
Callistemon Kings Park Special
Large bright red flowers in spring and summer on a large shrub to 3m. Tolerates clipping, makes a wildlife-friendly privacy hedge. Named for...
Callistemon White Anzac
A low-and-wide bottlebrush, abundant white flowers in summer, and a good partner to the tall Wilderness White variety. Good for birdwatching...
Colocasia Black Magic - elephant ears
Spectacular showy tropical plant that will be in high demand for those big black leaves and dramatic good looks. It needs the right conditio...
Dianella Emerald Fountain
Native bordering and groundcover plant suited to almost any location or climate, especially shade. Super versatile, tolerates heat, drought,...
Ficinia nodosa - club rush
Quick establishing Australian native tussock grass, ideal planted around water features, ponds, and dry creek beds. Excellent filtration ...
Hibiscus - red cottonwood
Australian native hibiscus tree with large rich maroon-green foliage and bright yellow (occasionally coral) flowers. Tolerates high wind,...
Hymenocallis - spider lily
Create spectacular flowering borders. Ideal for under planting and mass planting. Broad strappy leaves, starry flowers with waterfall petals...
Juncus Spiralis - corkscrew rush
Quirky little plant for indoors somewhere sunny, or in a planter box with flowering annuals. Great for marshy or water-margin areas of the g...
Leptospermum Pink Cascade
Only 80cm tall but will cascade to 1.5m. Masses of dainty soft pink flowers add charm to the most harsh growing conditions, even soggy heavy...
Lomandra Evergreen Baby™
Very compact to 45cm, tough little grass perfect for borders, rockeries and container planting. Fine leaved lomandra variety suited to most ...
Mazus Fairy Dust
Fast-growing resilient little groundcover, flowering for six months of the year and tolerant of being walked on. Plant it between paving, in...
Mazus Fairy Lights
Sturdy little lawn-alternative groundcover, generous with flowers for six months of the year. Will quickly cover the ground and tolerate bei...
Melaleuca Claret Tops
Red new growth on soft grey-green leaves, with masses of white flowers in spring. Full sun gives leaves a brighter red colour. Claret Tops ...
Melaleuca thymifolia - honey myrtle
Fine-leaved bushy native shrub with purple-pink feathery flowers in summer-autumn. Good for screening and hedging, native gardens, wildlife ...
Poa labillardierei - tussock grass
Elegant versatile native tussock grass especially useful for erosion control. Happy in any soil, especially wetter areas. Feathery flowerhea...
Vitex purpurea - purple chaste tree
Fast growing hardy purple hedge plant, small tree, or flowering border shrub. The dark leaves are handsome all year round and the lilac flow...
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