The Q&A Archives: Shade-Loving Perennials Suited to Wet Areas

Question: I live on a wooded lot with a stream and marshy area in my backyard. I am interested in finding out which perennials would survive best in the moist soil and require very little sunlight. Thanks. Patricia Stuart Mineral, VA

Answer: Some shade loving perennials that would grow okay in a wet area are astilbe, hosta, Siberian iris, chelone, myosotis, mertensia, primula and ornamental grasses such as pennisetum and carex. Of course if you have deep shade (no sun at all), eve nthese plants won't do well. Check local nurseries for these plants or contact, Carroll Gardens 444 East Main St. Westminster, MD 21157 800-638-6334

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