Asked on Jul 21, 2013

Need grow something in constant Marshy area.Sun & shade what grows ?

Suzette TrimmerDouglas Hunt360 Sod (Donna Dixson)


I am volunteering my gardening skills to an inner city youth "WORK TO RIDE " ( Google it) and have a low laying area that is drain run off of stable water. Always "moist" there need your help to find out what can grow there to help make look better and absorb water willing. Help is MOST appreciated.
5 answers
  • Cheryl Newman
    on Jul 21, 2013

    I have a similar area in my yard. We have a willow tree there, but they require a lot of room. We also have joe pye weed, swamp milkweed, cat tails, big blue stem grass, spiderwort, ferns, wild ginger, aster, cardinal flower, hardy ageratum, hardy hibiscus, native iris, black eyed susan....lots of choices. Make sure you get rid of any weeds and grass that are currently growing there and add compost to improve the soil. good luck and have fun!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jul 21, 2013

    @Cheryl Newman has offered some excellent suggestions for the area. How much area are you trying to cover?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 22, 2013

    To Cheryl's excellent list you might add clethra, sweetspire (itea) and ligularia.

  • Suzette Trimmer
    on Jul 22, 2013

    Wow, you guys are great!!! To have three answers, in less then 24 hours blows me away. Thank YOU, So Much. Will let you know how your suggestions work out.

  • Suzette Trimmer
    on Jul 26, 2013

    The area I am trying to grow something as opposed to swamp grass that the children and I are always slipping and sliding into uk....I was trying a low lying succulent not sure of name but grows quickly thrives in small areas completely wet soil. The green succulent looks like a small thick green vine but only sorta of vineish and it produces small yellow flowers at different times. Any Ideas? Suggestions.

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