7 Cool Plants For Wet Soil

Hardy Hibiscus Varieties: Varieties like hardy hibiscus, Texas star, and Confederate rose thrive in wet soil, offering alternatives to Chinese hibiscus.

Elephant's Ears (Colocasia esculenta): Bold perennials with large foliage, Elephant's ears are found in beds, containers, and even standing water areas like drainage ditches.

Yellow-Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus): Preferring wet conditions, this iris thrives along pond edges, showcasing butter-yellow blooms in spring and spreading around water features.

Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica): Native shrub with fragrant flowers and red fall foliage. Thrives in wet conditions, forming colonies while also growing well in well-drained soil.

Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium): Known as "butterfly ginger," it thrives in constantly moist soil, spreading easily for sharing. Suitable for both sun and light shade.

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata): Unlike most hollies, winterberry loves wet soil. In winter, its bare branches reveal bright red berries. Female plants, like 'Winter Red,' are pollinated by males such as 'Southern Gentleman.'

Winter-Resistant Wet Soil Plants: These plants tolerate wet conditions and offer unique features like bold foliage, fragrant blooms, and vibrant berries, making them ideal for consistently moist or wet soil areas.