Dry Shade - Tried and true

October 6, 2017

One of the most frequent questions we get at Watermark Woods is 'What can I plant in Dry Shade?'  Yes it is a tricky spot to plant, but there are a few plants that can come to your rescue. Here is my list of tried and true heroes for your dry shady spot:


Polystichum acrostichoides - Christmas Fern

Aquelegia canadensis – Wild Columbine

Polygonatum -Solomon’s Seal

Helianthus divercatus-Woodland Sunflower

Iris cristada – Dwarf Iris

Carex albicans – White Tinged Sedge

Carex flacosperma - Blue WoodSedge

Carex plantegenia - Silver Sedge

Anemone virginiana – Wild Anemone

Eupatorium rugosum – White Snake Root

Solidago caesia - Goldenrod

Phlox divercata – Creeping Phlox

Violia striata – White Violet

Viola soria – Blue Violet

Aster divercata -  White Wood aster

Aster cordifolius – Blue Wood Aster

Sedum ternatum-Wild Stonecrop

Solidago sphacelata – Goldenrod

Tradescantia virginiana – Spiderwort


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