Can I Plant a Wisteria in a Rain Garden?
I have an area that is always wet from an underground spring in my backyard. I would like to use plants that would soak up some of this water. Any sugestions? I guess they call this a rain garden. Thank you, Teri
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This article will help with planting in rain gardens: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/rain-garden-design.htm
Wisteria can tolerate constantly moist soil, but there is a difference between moist soil, a rain garden and always wet. A willow or bald cypress tree with a wisteria guided to the tree would work. If a tree is not appropriate, could you build an arbor or pergola for the wisteria over the rain garden, and use bog plants in the rain garden? I would not plant a wisteria in an "always wet" location.