Plants next to " rain water channel"

FinnInTheUSAApril 27, 2013

Hi,
have a backyard through which runs a "rain water channel". Sorry if this term is not correct one, but what I mean is that this channel is meant for rain water to flow through my backyard. Backyard does not receive a lot of sunshine i.e. there is quite a many trees.

I would like to plant there right next to this channel some flowers and/or bushes. And I would appreciate any insights into which flowers and/or bushes would be suitable here i.e. ones that do not require a lot of sun and would be fine even if there would occasionally flow rain water. But perhaps this "rain water channel" is not a problem at all here?

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pat4750(Zone 6 Cen PA)

You might google "rain garden Georgia" to find suggestions for plants that would tolerate shade and occasional flooding.
Hope some knowledgeable Georgia gardeners can add more assistance. .
Pat

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 9:34AM
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edlincoln(6A)

Jewel Weed and ferns are among the few plants that like both shade and water.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 12:38AM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Itea "Little Henry" is a neat shrub. Has some funky flowers and loves the moist soil. I prune mine a bit, just because. It does sucker a bit, so it will fill in nicely for what you want. Not too tall, not too short. Should get about 2 - 3' and spread about 3'.

Tough plant will tolerate shade (as mine does behind an apple tree). It sucks up the water from the downspout.

Jim

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 11:54AM
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Allen456(8)

If you're refering to a "dry creek" that channels stormwater through and off of your lot, I have daylillies growing like weeds next to mine.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 2:57PM
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