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. And for bogs and ponds, we have
in season in our bulbs category
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...
Banksia robur - swamp banksia
Tough spreading shrub with bright felty new growth and impressive gold-tan flower spikes. Can cope with moist or seasonally flooded soils, a...
Betula - silver birch
Elegant, airy, slender tree with pearly-white bark and delicate apple-green leaves that turn to a shower of gold in autumn. You can see why ...
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...
Irresistible to birds; excellent for hedging, tolerant of heavy and seasonally waterlogged soils. Cheery bright red long bottlebrush flowers...
Neat little ground cover callistemon perfect for exposed steep slopes, rockeries and pots. Citrinus callistemons grow in swamps and riverban...
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 Great Balls of Fire
Vibrant long coral red new leaves, soft grey-green older foliage in a unique weeping habit. Makes an exceptional hedge or feature planting, ...
Callistemon Hannah Ray
Fantastic bottlebrush tree, will reach 4m, perfect size for smaller gardens or as a street tree. Slightly smaller than Dawson River. Vibrant...
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 Scarlet Flame
Neat lowgrowing bottlebrush with slender foliage. Masses of scarlet flowers that helpfully drop to the ground when finished, to allow the ru...
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...
Casuarina Cousin It
Unique, strange, fun! This popular plant has a character all of its own, with fine 'hairy' strands of evergreen cascading foliage, soft to t...
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 ...
Flindersia australis - crows ash
Hardy large street or feature tree with a rounded habit, non invasive roots and bird attracting flowers followed by decorative star-shape...
Grevillea Lana Maree
Free-flowering native shrub with cascading habit, ideal for wildlife gardens, hedges and informal plantings. Blooms all year round in vibran...
Grevillea thelemanniana Baby
Winter-flowering low-growing grevillea, that will light up your garden in the dark months with bright red and gold. Plant it where you can s...
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...
Juncus usitatus - common rush
Native ornamental grass for margins of waterways and ponds. Ideal grass for revegetation, and soil stabilisation of banks, and provides a na...
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...
Livistona - ribbon fan palm
Native palm, probably the most cold-tolerant when mature, down to -5C; and copes with salty sea breezes, exposed sites, marshy soils. Lar...
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