Swampy areas
We have just moved into a house with a large spring-fed pond that keeps the soil around it quite soggy. Most plants need good drainage and I can't find anything that will suit the area around the pond. We do have water lilies, etc. in the water, but would like some plants in the areas that don't provide good drainage.
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Your plant choices for boggy spots are actually quite extensive. See below. Also, check with your county extension service - they might have an additional list for your area.

Ligularia dentata (Bigleaf ligularia)

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower)

Alocasia cvs. (Elephant's ear)

Iris ensata (Japanese iris)

Lysimachia nummularia (Moneywort)

Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich fern)

Chelone lyonii (Pink turtlehead)

Iris sibirica (Siberian iris)

Tradescantia virginiana (Spiderwort)

Taxodium distichum (Bald cypress)

Carex elata 'Bowles' Golden' sedge

Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant water lily)

Arundo donax (Giant reed)

Acorus gramineus (Japanese sweet flag)

Juncus effusus (Soft rush)

Iris pseudoacorus (Yellow flag)

Answered by BHGgardenEditors