The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Turn a wet, poorly drained spot in your yard into a colorful landscape feature with these perennial flowers and ornamental grasses.

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Fall Veggies to Plant Now

Grow these cool-season vegetables and herbs to extend your garden's harvests in spring and fall. This list of vegetables includes seasonal vegetables, green vegetables, non-starchy vegetables, winter vegetables, green leafy vegetables, fall vegetables and more.

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Improve Poor Drainage

Follow these tips to transform a poorly drained area into an easy-care garden.

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Tips and Tricks to Keep Plants Blooming

Deadheading is a popular practice ¿ but do you know all the ways to keep flowers on your plants longer? Follow these easy tips for keeping your favorite shrubs and flowers blooming longer.

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Top Plant Picks for Late-Summer Color

Keep the color coming on strong through the end of the growing season with these easy-care, reliable annuals and perennials.

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Plan for a Gorgeous Fall Landscape

See how two great gardeners -- one on the East Coast and one on the West -- created knock-your-socks-off fall yards -- and learn how you can do the same.

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Best Plants for Rock Gardens

Transforming an unsightly slope or mound in your backyard into a colorful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. These amazing, low-maintenance ground huggers don't mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive. Here's a list of our top plants for rock gardens.

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This South African native is a favorite for adding blasts of color to gardens in late summer and early fall. It has long, sword-like leaves with gracefully-arching flower stems that bear numerous spikes of flowers in red, orange, yellow, and gold. The flower spikes can top 3 feet. Drought-tolerant.


6 to 10

Soil and Light

Rich, well-drained soil; full sun to light shade.


Plant corms in spring 2 inches deep and 3 inches apart.

Special Helps

"Lucifer" is one of the best-known cultivars. Mulch well for winter in Zone 6. Sometimes can be grown in Zone 5 in a protected spot with excellent drainage.


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