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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Corymbia - lemon scented gum
Kings Park WA features an avenue planting of this majestic fragrant gum. Plant as a wind break in large gardens. Coppice as a shrub in sm...
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 ...
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...
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...
Lomandra Evergreen Baby™
Very compact to 45cm, tough little grass perfect for borders, rockeries and container planting. Fine leaved lomandra variety suited to most ...
Lomandra hystrix - mat rush
You love this plant and we can see why! Better in wet soils and humid locations than Lomandra longifolia. Will grow in almost any climate, s...
Lomandra Little Cricket
A compact knee-high version of our most popular lomandra mat rush, perfect for smaller gardens. Use in borders and rockeries....
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 Cotton Candy
Compact native shrub with showy clusters of hot pink flowers spring-autumn. Smaller than M. thymifolia, with brighter green foliage and c...
Melaleuca Mini Quini
Paperbarks are a quintessential Aussie tree - but at 20m tall a bit big for most suburban gardens. Enter Mini Quini - a miniature version pe...
Melaleuca Revolution Gold
The gold foliage of this native shrub becomes more intense through the warmer months. Plant as a feature in native gardens. Try it alongs...
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 ...
Melaleuca White Lace - honey myrtle
A little beauty of a native shrub, those fine lacy white flowers will cover your bushes almost all year round. Tiny leaves and dense growth ...
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