Q. What flowering plants grow well in a shady, wet location?


Shady, wet locations are a real challenge for growing flowering perennials. For spring flowering, try primroses (Japanese primroses do particularly well in very damp conditions), columbine (Aquilegia), and bleeding heart (Dicentra).

For summer blooms try astilbe, hardy begonias, monkshood (Aconitum), or foxglove (Digitalis).

For fall try windflower (Anemone hupehensis), bugbane (Actea racemosa) or toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta).

For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service



  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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