Plant Recommendations

Wet Area Plants


Anonymous added on May 31, 2011 | Answered

I live on the Front Range of Colorado. We have a wet area located next to and approximately a foot above water level of a stream. The soil stays damp, but grass and willows both grow. Will raspberries or asparagus grow there? Do you have any other suggestions?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 1, 2011

Unless you grow the raspberries and asparagus in containers, I wouldn't recommend planting them in this area as they typically do not like overly wet soil. However, this article has some suggestions for suitable shrubs/trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/wet-soil-trees.htm

In addition, you may want to consider growing a bog or rain garden. Here is more information: http://ext100.wsu.edu/clark/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2014/02/BogGardens.pdf
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/rain-garden-design.htm

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