Flowers for Damp Soil

Special note about coastal plants and plants for wet/damp areas in gardens:

Only regionally native plants should be used along beaches, coastal and savannah restoration areas.

For home gardens with wet/damp areas, non-native plants that are not invasive are suitable.

However, if the wet/damp area in question is along a stream, river, creek or lake then only regionally native plants should be used.

Astilbe Full sun -half sun
Bee balm Monarda didyma Full sun -half sun
Black snakeroot Cimifuga racemosa Half sun
Blue cardinal flower Lobelia syphilitica Half sun -shade
Blue flag iris Iris brevicaulis Full sun -half sun

Bluets Houstonia caerulea Half sun
Calla, common Zantedeschia aethiopica Full sun -half sun
Canna Full sun
Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis Half sun -shade
Cinnamon fern Osmunda cinnamomea Half sun -shade

Crinum Full sun -half sun
Daylily Hemerocallis Full sun -half sun
Elephant’s ear Colocasia esculenta Half sun
Foam Flower Tiarella Half sun -shade
Forget-me-not Myosostis scorpioides Half sun

Globeflower Trollius Full sun -half sun
Goat’s beard Aruncus dioicus Half sun
Golden ray Ligularia Half sun -shade
Greater celandine Chelidonium majus Half sun -shade
Horsetail Equisetum hyemale Full sun -half sun

Iris laevigata Full sun -half sun
Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis Full sun -half sun
Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphyllum Half sun -shade
Japanese iris Iris ensata Full sun -half sun
Japanese primrose Primula japonica Half sun

Jewel Weed Impatiens capensis Half sun -shade
Joe-Pye weed Eupatorium purpureum Full sun -half sun
Lady fern Athyrium filix-femina Half sun -shade
Louisiana iris Iris fulva Full sun -half sun
Marsh marigold Caltha palustris Full sun -half sun

Marsh fern Thelpteris palustris Half sun -shade
Mint Mentha Full sun -half sun
Monkshood Aconitum Full sun -half sun
Moor grass Molinia caerulea Full sun -half sun
New England aster Aster novae-angliae Full sun

Pentas Pentas lanceolate Full sun -half sun
Queen of the Meadow Filipendula ulmaria Full sun
Perennial hibiscus Hibiscus moscheutos Full sun
Rivercane Arundinaria gigantea Half sun -shade
River oats Chasmanthium latifolium Full sun -half sun

Rodgersia Half sun
Royal fern Osmunda regalis Full sun -half sun
Rush, common Juncus effusus Full sun -shade
Sedge Carex Half sun -shade
Sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis Full sun

Siberian iris Iris sibirica Full sun -half sun
Southern blue flag Iris virginica Full sun -half sun
Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana Full sun -half sun
Swamp Hibiscus Hibiscus coccineus Full sun
Swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata Full sun

Swamp sunflower Helianthus angustifolium Full sun
Sweet flag Acorus gramineus Full sun -half sun
Sweet woodruff Galium odoratum Half sun -shade
White turtlehead Chelone glabra Full sun -half sun
Yellow flag Iris pseudacorus Full sun -half sun

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