Landscape Plans for Shade with Moist Soil

This plan is perfect for the spot that never receives direct sunlight with soil that stays moist and muddy for days after it rains.

Sample locations:

  • A bare patch of soil under a large Live Oak tree.
  • The back corner of a front yard bed under the home's eaves.
  • A raised bed planted in a small patch of heavily-treed area.

Dimensions: 4 feet wide by 3 feet deep with the A plants at the "back" of the bed.

Each landscaping element has different plant options to suit your preference for color, texture, height, and pollinator support. Choose one type of plant for each element for a cohesive look.

Deep Shade with Moist Soil

Sun Exposure Types 1-2

Plant A

Wood Fern

Lizard’s Tail

Plant B

Louisiana Iris

Inland Sea Oats

Plant C

Hinkley’s Columbine

Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Swamp Lily

Plant D

Native Sedge

Gulf Coast Penstemon


Plan for an area that rarely dries out. Sun exposure type 2-3.

Dimensions: 8 feet wide by 8 feet deep.

Plant Options
Native Buttonbush
Inland Sea Oats
Louisiana Iris
Native Sedge