Asked June 24, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT

what oerrinnial can pur on drain field?

Waupaca County Wisconsin septic systems perennials

1 Response

Dear Gardener,

Thank you for contacting us. You are wise to choose your plants carefully for placing over a septic field. Shallow-rooted perennials may be safely planted over a well-maintained drain field.

Here are two Extension articles that address this topic; both include suggested species which are shallow rooted: