Moisture Loving Plants

Polygonatum_variagatum

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Perennials, Bulbs,and Ground Covers

Arisaema   triphyllum Jack in the Pulpit
Arum italicum
Aruncus Goatsbeard
Asclepia incarnata Swamp Milkweed
Aster novae-angliae New England Asters
Astilbe
Astilboides tabularis
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold
Camassia (hardy bulbs) Camash Root
Chelone Turtlehead
Cimicifuga racemosa Snakeroot
Echinacea,   Rudbeckia, meadow flowers
Eupatoriums Joe Pye Weed, Ageratum, Boneset
Ferns   – most ferns prefer or tolerate moist soils
Filipendulas
Gentiana andrewsii; G.   septemfida Bottle Gentian, Crested Gentian
Helianthus Perennial sunflower
Hemerocallis Daylily
Hibiscus moscheutos hybrids Hbiscus
Hosta, Plantain Lily Hosta sp.
Iris ensata Japanese Iris
Iris siberica Siberian Iris
Iris versicolor Swamp Iris, Blue Flag
Lathyrus vernus Spring Vetchling
Ligularia   tanguitica, Ligularia `Desdemona’, L. dentata
Limonium Sea Lavender (tolerates salt)
Lobelia   – especially new hybrids
Lysimachia Circle flower
Mints Mentha spp.
Monarda didyma, M. fisutlosa Bee Balm
Myosotis Forget me not
Persicaria Smartweed
Phlox paniculata Garden Phlox
Physostegia Obedient Plant
Polygonatum falcatum   `Variegatum’ Variegated Solomon’s Seal
Primula Primroses, esp. Japanese primroses
Pycnanthemum muticum Mountain mint
Rodgersia spp. Rodgersia
Sagina subulata Irish Moss
Senecio aureus Golden groundsel
Thalictrum spp Meadow Rue
Tiarella Foamflower
Tradescantia Spiderwort
Trollius Globeflower
Vernonia noveboracensis Ironweed

Annuals

Alocasia
Caladium   (tender bulb) Caladium
Canna Tender bulb
Colocasia  (tender bulb) Elephant Ears
Impatiens Touch me Not
Salvia uliguinosa Willow Salvia

 

Grasses

Acorus   gramineus `Variegatus Variegated Sweet Flag Grass
Carex Sedge Grass
Deschampsia Tufted Hair Grass
Erianthus ravenae (*will not tolerate sitting in water) Northern Pampas Grass
Imperata cylindrica `Red   Baron’ Japanese Blood Grass
Juncus effusus `Spiralis’ Corkscrew Rush
Miscanthus grasses  (will not tolerate sitting in water)
Spartina pectinata `Aureo   marginata’ Cord Grass

Trees and Shrubs

Amelanchier   canadensis Shadbush
Andromeda polifolia Bog Rosemary
Aronia arbutifolia Chokeberry
Azalea viscosum Swamp Azalea
Betula Birch
Callicarpa Beautyberry
Calycanthus floridus Carolina Allspice
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar
Clethra alnifolia Summersweet
Cornus alba, sericea,   racemosa Twiggy Dogwoods
Hydrangeas – do well in moist,   not wet soil
Ilex verticillata Winterberry
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire
Lindera benzoin Spicebush
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood
Pinus (certain varieties do   fine in wet soil) Pines
Pinus strobus, flexilis,   parviflora ‘Glauca’
Rosa palustris Swamp rose
Salix spp. Willow (all kinds)
Sambucus canadensis American Elder
Vaccinium Blueberry, Cranberry
Viburnum dentatum Arrowwood Viburnum
Viburnum setigerum Tea Viburnum
Viburnum trilobum `Wentworth’ American Cranberrybush

 

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