Wetland Garden

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The Wetland Garden is useful for large depressions or low lying areas where the soil is consistently moist.  Fascinating and unusual plants can be grown in areas that would otherwise be problems.

Special ferns, flowers, shrubs, and trees make the Wetland Garden their home, including Winterberry Holly, Sensitive Fern, Cardinal Flower, Turtlehead, Monkey Flower, Narrow Leaved Cattail, Buttonbush and more.  Wetland preservation is a top priority for both the government and concerned citizens because of the unique flora and fauna they support.

Wetland appropriate plants easily outperform weeds or agricultural forage grasses that might already be present.  Suppression or removal of existing non-native plant material is followed by newly installed plantings that establish themselves quickly and rapidly multiply to create a mature looking garden in just a few seasons.


Recommended Plants 

Herbaceous Shrubs Trees
Adiantum pedatum Cornus racemosa Alnus rugosa
Arisaema triphyllum Cephalanthus occidentalis Betula alleghaniensis
Asarum canadense Physocarpus opulifolius Chionanthus virginicus
Ascelpias incarnate Rhododendron viscosum Hamamelis virginiana
Caulophyllum thalictroides Ilex verticillata Magnolia virginiana
Chelone glabra Sambucus nigra Picea mariana
Doellingeria umbellata Viburnum var. americanum
Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus
Eupatoriadelphus maculatus
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Iris versicolor
Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia siphilitica
Lysimachia ciliata
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Mimulus ringens
Mitella diphylla
Oligoneuron rigidum
Onoclea sensibilis
Osmunda cinnamomea
Osmunda regalis
Pachysandra procumbens
Packera aurea
Polemonium reptans
Rudbeckia laciniata
Symphyotrichum puniceum
Symplocarpus foetidus
Zizea aurea