Perennials needed for WET, Clay, Shade
I have a narrow strip of land between my privacy fence and driveway about 6" to 1' wide that I've been looking to fill with a hardy ground cover that will like the conditions as is.
The year before last I put Creeping Myrtle in there and it died.
Last year I put Dragon's Blood Sedum in there and it died. I also put in Winter Creeper and it is doing so-so. Each plant has gotten very spindly but it's not spreading or re-rooting like I thought a "creeper" would. About half of them didn't survive the winter.
This spot floods every time it rains so I need a plant that doesn't mind being under water for a spell. Plus, there is a lot of clay in the ground so it doesn't drain well. If I absolutely HAVE to do SOMEthing to the soil, please spell out for me the path of least resistance. As you can see by my name, I'm not an avid gardener.
This is the worst thing to try to learn without having someone here to help you get the feel of it and I'm getting really bummed : (