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
Deer resistant privacy fence for shade in Hill Country April 28, 2009 - I am looking for a shrub to plant along a privacy fence that gets 8+ feet tall, fast growing, preferably native, deer resistant, and can tolerate mostly shade. I reside in the Hill Country area. Tha... view the full question and answer
Plants for wildlife and trees for shade. September 29, 2007 - We live in Kempner Texas, our land has mostly cedar trees. We would like to make a wildlife habitat on the back side of our property. Can you recommend plants that will grow in shade to partial sun,... view the full question and answer
Need perennials for a long shady bed in Wantagh, NY. May 25, 2010 - Looking for perennials to be planted in long narrow beds that receive mostly shade with late day sun. Reside in Long Island, New York. Thank you view the full question and answer
Understory shrub for shady area in San Antonio December 03, 2008 - We would like to plant a small understory tree/shrub in an odd space that our new deck has created between our fence line and the house. A mature mountain laurel would be our dream but I think there ... view the full question and answer
Grasses for yard in part shade and shade January 11, 2009 - I have a shady yard with no grass whatsoever in San Marcos, TX. Since there are no roots to anchor the soil, the air (and the house) is full of dust. I want to plant a native grass that does well in f... view the full question and answer