EV SUN MAR BOG There are many varieties of iris to choose from when you are planting a boggy area. There are iris for in the water and iris for near the edges. Then there are iris for generally normal garden soil that may get quite wet. Iris sibirica is for normal moist soil. Louisianas grow in soil or in water and so does the laevigata iris. Iris ensata, Japanese iris grow in wet areas but not underwater. Iris setosa likes bog. Iris versicolor will grow in water. All dislike lime.