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Plants for tough areas in the garden!

2012 August 5
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Plants for those tough areas in the yard.

Plants for Wet Areas [*Will grow in shade]
Trees & Shrubs

  • Ash
  • Birch
  • Chokecherry
  • Dogwood
  • Elm
  • Larch
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Poplar
  • Willow
Perennials

  • Creeping Jenny*
  • Elephant Ears
  • Globeflower*
  • Goatsbeard*
  • Iris (siberian)
  • Ostrich Fern*
  • Rayflower*
  • Snake Root*

Plants for Shade Areas [*Will tolerate full shade]
Trees & Shrubs

  • Snowberry
  • Coralberry
  • Cranberry
    • Dwarf European*
  • Dogwood
  • Burning Bush
  • Flowering Rasberry*
  • Hydrangea
  • Ninebark
  • Rhododendron
  • Russian Cypress*
  • Sumac
Perennials

  • Anemone
  • Astilbe
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Coralbells
  • Creeping Jenny
  • Elephant Ear
  • Globeflower
  • Goatsbeard
  • Goutweed
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hosta
  • Lady’s Mantle
  • Lamium
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Monkshood
  • Ostrich Fern
  • Pulmonaria
  • Snake Root
  • Solomons Seal

Plants for Dry Shade
Trees & Shrubs

  • Dwarf European Cranberry
  • Ninebark
    • some varieties
  • Snowball Viburnum
  • Snowberry
  • Sumac
Perennials

  • Elephant Ears
  • Goatsbeard
  • Goutweed
  • Lady’s Mantle
  • Lily-of-the-valley
  • Pulmonaria
  • Solomons Seal

Plants for Hot Dry Sun
Trees & Shrubs

  • Ash
  • Buffaloberry
  • Caragana
  • Currant
  • Honeysuckle
  • Spruce
  • Juniper
    • some varieties
  • Pincherry
  • Pine
  • Potentilla
    • once established
  • Russian Olive
  • Buckbrush
  • Sea Buckthorn
Perennials

  • Baby’s Breath
  • Blanketflower
  • Blue Fescue
  • Blue Sage
  • Coneflower
  • Daylily
  • Globe Thistle
  • Hens & Chicks
  • Liatris
  • Russian Sage
  • Sage
  • Snow-in-summer
  • Soapwart

Plants deer don’t like and will choose last
Trees & Shrubs

  • Barberry
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Colorado Spruce
  • Junipers
  • Paper Birch
  • Pine
  • Russian Olive
  • Viburnum
    • Cranberries
    • Mohican Wayfaring Tree
    • Nannyberry
Perennials & Annuals

  • Artemesia
  • Astilbe
  • Bee Balm
  • Begonia
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Chives & Allium
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlia
  • Dusty Miller
  • Ferns
  • Foxglove
  • Gaillardia
  • Goatsbeard
  • Heuchera

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