From:Milwaukee, WI Region: Midwest Topic: Shade Tolerant Title: Native flowers and ground cover for damp, shady area in Wisconsin Answered by: Nan Hampton
I would like to plant some flowers and ground cover in the front of my yard near my home. This spot is usually damp and nearly always shaded. Any suggestions?
Also I'm looking for blue flowering plants. Any suggestions? I currently reside in Wisconsin.
Here are a few suggestions for plants for that will grow in moist soil and shade in your area and are commercially available:
I am not sure whether you are looking for blue flowers for the wet shaded area, or whether your blue flowers are for a different area with sun and drier soil. The Jacob's ladder above has flowers that are blue, and the following list contains blue flowers that require sun. Some prefer dry soil and some prefer wet. You can check out the Growing Conditions for each plant from the menu at the top of each page.
You can find more plants that fit your criteria by searching in the Native Plants Database. Choose Combination Search from the menu near the bottom of the page to select different criteria (e.g., Bloom Characteristics, Growing Conditions, etc.) for locating your plants. You can find sources for native plants in your area when you visit our National Suppliers Directory.
More Shade Tolerant Questions
Native ornamental grass for part shade in Austin December 22, 2010 - Hi. I am looking for a fast-growing hardy ornamental grass that will grow in partial shade in south Austin that is not considered invasive. Unfortunately I purchased a few of the Pennisetum setaceum r... view the full question and answer
Plants for border garden in shade in Austin March 15, 2009 - Need suggestion for what to plant in a border garden. We live in northwest Austin and the garden is north-facing and shaded. Currently are oleanders but they don't get enough sun. Also growing are... view the full question and answer
Screen plants for part shade in Smithville, TX February 23, 2010 - Thank you very much for your reply to my question about planting bamboo. I had no idea it was so invasive. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have for me.
My goal is to provide a soft an... view the full question and answer
Native alternatives for Japanese maple September 05, 2007 - Hi, I am a landscaper trying to create a landscape in a shaded area with no sun. The person likes a Acer palmatum, but I am not sure it will grow there. We live in South Lake Tahoe. So I know of some ... view the full question and answer
Native shrubs or ground cover for north-facing landscape in Ft. Worth March 23, 2010 - Need native plant ideas for a landscaping bed against the house facing north. Already has 1 Beautyberry but two others died of root rot last year due to incredibly high water table in our area. Old ... view the full question and answer