Flower bed drainage problems
The first two plants that come to mind for a tropical look and wet soil are Cannas and Papyrus. I know the Cannas would go bonkers during your hot summers. Other plants that tolerate wet soil include cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) and other Lobelias, marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), Iris (I. virginica and I. versicolor, among others), Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum), and bee balm (Monarda didyma). I didn't check to see if any of these are listed as invasive for your state; that would be a good idea so you don't end up with aggressive take-over-the-garden plants.
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