Flower garden and landscape

Plants for wet and swampy areas


Swamp rose

Pennsylvania rose (Rosa palustris), who came to us from North America, is a unique representative of luxurious garden princesses. A tall, up to 2 m tall erect and very spreading shrub actively growing young growth and prone to sprouting, it was not in vain that it earned its middle name - marsh rose.

Reddish-purple shoots dotted with pair of thorns and dark, pubescent leaves with a beautiful serrated edge form amazingly picturesque and delicate, translucent crowns. And simple flowers up to 4-5 cm in diameter, collected in modest inflorescences of several pieces only complement the charming appearance.

Flowering swamp roses lasts from July to August. And the charm of flowers that change color from pink to orange-fiery, like their heady aroma, cannot be resisted! In addition, it is in the swamp roses that they have some of the most brightly colored fruits, long held on branches and albeit small (less than 1 cm in diameter), but seemingly luxurious rubies.

Swamp rose (Rosa palustris).

Options for using marsh roses

Swamp rose is good in the role of a flowering accent, openwork shrub, soloist in the company of decorative deciduous plants, a visual peak of compositions in a swamp garden or on the shore of a reservoir.

The necessary conditions

Swamp rose is suitable for bright lighting or partial shade, constantly moist or damp soil, wetlands, ravines (at the same time, it grows no less successfully in dry soil).

Features of caring for a marsh rose

Swamp rose needs annual pruning to the stump of the oldest branches and constant rejuvenation, timely removal of shoots to limit distribution, if necessary - the formation of bushes.

Swamp rose.

Other plants capable of settling in conditions of waterlogging:

  • Valerian officinalis with its delicate lilac-pink bloom;
  • flaunting carved leaves and delicate purple flowers marsh geranium;
  • daylily brown-yellow with intense color, albeit blooming for one day, but very spectacular flowers;
  • gladiolus swamp with its gigantic showy one-sided inflorescences;
  • Highlander Serpentine with very lush and beautiful foliage and spikelet light inflorescences;
  • loosestrife loosestrife with tall and powerful curtains over which candles of inflorescences soar;
  • fallaris with graceful spikelets and thin leaves;
  • elegant "cuckoo color" or Lychnis;
  • irises multi-colored, Siberian, yellow and smooth with picturesque spectacular inflorescences and xiphoid leaves;
  • burnet with lush red inflorescences;
  • graceful swimsuit with bright yellow terry flowers;
  • always seeming a little cheeky lobelia blue;
  • charming caustic buttercup with very beautiful foliage and bright flowers;
  • numerous types of hygrophilous candelabrum primrose;
  • grouse Kamchatka and chess;
  • tender marsh violet with large bluish leaves;
  • growing compact curtains meadow.