Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:06 am Posts: 358 Location: Midlothian,TEXAS
We just bought a new house in Ellis County Texas and have used mostly native plants in our landscape. In the native soil (caliche), the plants are doing well, but in areas where top soil was brought in by the builder, I'm concerned. The drainage is poor and seems to stay moist.
My question: what plants can I use that will thrive in poor drainage? The imported soil is orange/red sandy with large clumps of gray clay. Kent
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:54 am Posts: 133 Location: Dallas,TX
In addition to the moist soil, if you also have part shade to light shade, the umbrella plant would probably do well. The latin name is Cyperus alternifolius. It's a delightful, tropical looking plant that spreads over time. I cut mine back in winter and have fresh plants in the spring through fall.
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