wet weather

What Types of Plants Do Well in Wet Weather?

Spring was very rough in terms of rainfall this year. Many records have been broken this year for rain, but that does not mean your yard can’t look great this summer! Whether it is your business or your home, your yard has plenty of options this year. You just have to look for flowers, bushes, and trees that do well in wet or even flooded soil. Believe it or not, they exist! We can help you choose plants that will work well in wet weather, just give us a call and we will make a plan for landscaping. Otherwise, we have a list of plants they may work for your yard, especially if you have seen a lot of water or flooding this spring.

Plants for Yards that are Occasionally Wet

If your yard is occasionally wet but dries within a few days, you do not want plants that rely heavily on water. Here are a few good flowers, bushes, and trees that may work for your yard:

  • wet weatherCardinal flower
  • Rose mallow
  • Summersweet
  • Hibiscus
  • European cranberrybush
  • Inkberry
  • Sweetspire
  • Sweet and swamp azaleas
  • White spruce
  • Black gum

Plants that can Handle Submersion


  • wet weatherBlue flag
  • Cattail
  • Japanese water iris
  • Marsh marigold
  • Water iris
  • Yellow flag
  • Flowering rush


  • Buttonbush
  • Red osier dogwood
  • Tartarian dogwood
  • Winterberry


  • wet weatherAtlantic white cedar
  • Black ash
  • Green ash
  • Pear
  • Pin oak
  • River birch
  • Red maple
  • Sweetbay magnolia

And these aren’t comprehensive lists, just a few suggestions and ideas! Don’t think that just because your yard is too wet or too dry that you can’t have a beautiful yard. You can! You just have to find the things that work for you. As always, we are here to help. Landscaping, maintenance, and more; we will help you make your lawn beautiful all year round. Contact us to get started.