Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) survives in soggy soil and partial shade, but will grow more robustly in damp soil and full sun. (Photo by Walter Gardens Inc.)

16 plants for soggy soil

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Don’t let soggy soil bog you down — these 16 perennials don’t mind wet feet and provide a steady succession of blooms as well as attractive foliage.

Lavender 'Katherine' phlox is fragrant. (Garden Making photo)

Moving and dividing perennials, again and again

Judith Adam

As often happens when moving and dividing perennials, the plant has done so well that the root ball is far larger than expected.