Moisture Loving Plants

Polygonatum_variagatum

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Perennials, Bulbs,and Ground Covers

Arisaema   triphyllumJack in the Pulpit
Arum italicum
AruncusGoatsbeard
Asclepia incarnataSwamp Milkweed
Aster novae-angliaeNew England Asters
Astilbe
Astilboides tabularis
Caltha palustrisMarsh Marigold
Camassia (hardy bulbs)Camash Root
CheloneTurtlehead
Cimicifuga racemosaSnakeroot
Echinacea,   Rudbeckia, meadow flowers
EupatoriumsJoe Pye Weed, Ageratum, Boneset
Ferns   – most ferns prefer or tolerate moist soils
Filipendulas
Gentiana andrewsii; G.   septemfidaBottle Gentian, Crested Gentian
HelianthusPerennial sunflower
HemerocallisDaylily
Hibiscus moscheutos hybridsHbiscus
Hosta, Plantain LilyHosta sp.
Iris ensataJapanese Iris
Iris sibericaSiberian Iris
Iris versicolorSwamp Iris, Blue Flag
Lathyrus vernusSpring Vetchling
Ligularia   tanguitica, Ligularia `Desdemona’, L. dentata
LimoniumSea Lavender (tolerates salt)
Lobelia   – especially new hybrids
LysimachiaCircle flower
MintsMentha spp.
Monarda didyma, M. fisutlosaBee Balm
MyosotisForget me not
PersicariaSmartweed
Phlox paniculataGarden Phlox
PhysostegiaObedient Plant
Polygonatum falcatum   `Variegatum’Variegated Solomon’s Seal
PrimulaPrimroses, esp. Japanese primroses
Pycnanthemum muticumMountain mint
Rodgersia spp.Rodgersia
Sagina subulataIrish Moss
Senecio aureusGolden groundsel
Thalictrum sppMeadow Rue
TiarellaFoamflower
TradescantiaSpiderwort
TrolliusGlobeflower
Vernonia noveboracensisIronweed

Annuals

Alocasia
Caladium   (tender bulb)Caladium
CannaTender bulb
Colocasia  (tender bulb)Elephant Ears
ImpatiensTouch me Not
Salvia uliguinosaWillow Salvia

 

Grasses

Acorus   gramineus `VariegatusVariegated Sweet Flag Grass
CarexSedge Grass
DeschampsiaTufted 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   canadensisShadbush
Andromeda polifoliaBog Rosemary
Aronia arbutifoliaChokeberry
Azalea viscosumSwamp Azalea
BetulaBirch
CallicarpaBeautyberry
Calycanthus floridusCarolina Allspice
Cephalanthus occidentalisButtonbush
Chamaecyparis thyoidesAtlantic White Cedar
Clethra alnifoliaSummersweet
Cornus alba, sericea,   racemosaTwiggy Dogwoods
Hydrangeas – do well in moist,   not wet soil
Ilex verticillataWinterberry
Itea virginicaVirginia Sweetspire
Lindera benzoinSpicebush
Metasequoia glyptostroboidesDawn Redwood
Oxydendrum arboreumSourwood
Pinus (certain varieties do   fine in wet soil)Pines
Pinus strobus, flexilis,   parviflora ‘Glauca’
Rosa palustrisSwamp rose
Salix spp.Willow (all kinds)
Sambucus canadensisAmerican Elder
VacciniumBlueberry, Cranberry
Viburnum dentatumArrowwood Viburnum
Viburnum setigerumTea Viburnum
Viburnum trilobum `Wentworth’American Cranberrybush

 

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