Native plants

Asked April 11, 2020, 10:58 AM EDT

Hello, Please let me know if native plants that do well in shade and often wet soil. Thank you very much. Deborah

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Native plants that tolerate wet soils and shade - consider sensitive fern, packera aurea, golden groundsel; carex sp.; itea virginica; etc.
You also have to consider if deer are an issue. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/deer-resistant-native-plants-list

Take a look at our webpage and the links from the MD Native Plant Society and Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat (page 67) for more choices
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/native-plants-shade
https://mdflora.org/resources/Publications/GardenersGuidelines/Landscaping-Natives.pdf
https://www.fws.gov/Chesapeakebay/pdf/NativePlantsforWildlifeHabitatandConservationLandscaping.pdf

Marian