Moisture Tolerant Plants

Moisture-Tolerant Trees

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)*
Black Gum or Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)*
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)*
London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia)
Weeping Willow (Salix species)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)*
River Birch (Betula nigra)*
Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)*
Sweet Bay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)*
Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)*
*Native

Moisture-Tolerant Shrubs

American Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum)*
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)*
Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii)
Inkberry Holly (Ilex glabra)*
Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)*
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)*
Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus alba 'Sibirica')
Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)*
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)*
Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata)*
*Native

Moisture-Tolerant Perennials

Bee Balm (Monarda)*
Bugbane (Acataea)*
Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia spp.)*
Chameleon (Houttuynia cordata)
False Spirea (Astilbe)
Foxglove (Digitalis)
Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis)
Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)*
Heartleaf (Bergenia cordifolia)
Hosta (Hosta)
Japanese Iris (Iris ensata)
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)*
Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
Lenten Rose (Helleborus)
Ligularia (Ligularia dentata)
Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum)
Monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelii)
Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia pensylvanica)
Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)
Turtlehead (Chelone)*
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia)*
*Native

Moisture-Tolerant Grasses

Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora)
Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)
Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa spp.)
Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex morrowii)
*Native

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