The Q&A Archives: Grasses for Moist Area

Question: Am looking for a tallish grass/shrub to use as a backdrop that will grow in wet conditions; not soggy, but usually moist. Good sun most of the day. Any specialized catalogs?

Answer: Here are a few possibilities:

Drooping sedge (Carex pendula)--24-36", pink turtlehead (Chelone lyonii)--24", Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)--5-6', rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)

Here are a few catalogs to check out: William Tricker, Inc., 800-524-3492
Paradise Water Gardens, 617-447-4711

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