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Plants for damp areas: 20 hardy shrubs that are happy in a damp area.

  • Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
  • Willow (Salix spp.)
  • Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • Sambucus (Sambucus nigra)
  • Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
  • Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • Kerria (Kerria japonica)
  • Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus)
  • Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)
  • Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)
  • Viburnum (Viburnum spp.)
  • Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
  • Clethra (Clethra spp.)
  • Fuchsia (Fuchsia spp.)
  • Bamboo (Bambusa spp.)
  • Ligularia (Ligularia spp.)
  • Astilboides (Astilboides tabularis)
  • Hosta (Hosta spp.)
  • Gunnera (Gunnera manicata)

These shrubs are well-adapted to damp or wet conditions and can thrive in areas with consistently moist soil. They will add beauty and lushness to your garden or landscape in damp areas.

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