Planting in a very wet area - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by eileenboyd60
April 23, 2009
I have an area around the edge of our patio that stays wet all the time. What can I plant there that will survive and give me interest year round?


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Answer from NGA
April 23, 2009

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There are several perennials and shrubs that do well in damp soils. Here are a few suggestions:
Perennials
Beebalm (Monarda), Bergenia, Cimicifuga, Columbine, Eupatorium, Feather reed grass,
Fern, Goats beard, Hardy hibiscus, Hosta, Ligularia, Liriope, Lobelia, Physostegia,
Spiderwort, Stokesia, Sweet woodruff, Switchgrass (Panicum), Turtlehead (Chelone).

Shrubs
Arborvitae, Bayberry, Blueberry, Chokeberry, Deutzia, Forsythia, Fothergilla,
Hydrangea, Leucothoe, Leyland cypress, Nandina, Privet, Pussy willow, Spicebush,
Viburnum, Virginia sweetspire and Winterberry holly.

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