Native Plants for Peaty Soils
Spreading, small-branched perennial shrub of bogs and wet areas.
Height: Up to 10 feet (3 meters) tall; usually shorter.
yellow marsh marigold
Large yellow flowers top this creeping, perennial, semi-aquatic herb.
Height: Up to 16 inches (40 cm).
|Kalmia microphylla ssp. occidentalis
Small, slender-branched shrub with dark green waxy leaves and clusters of bright pink flowers.
prefers peaty soils
Height: Up to 3 feet (1 meter).
Pacific Wax Myrtle
Tall shrub with small evergreen leaves.
Height: Up to 15 feet (5 meters) tall.
Short pine tree, often with crooked trunk and bushy habit.
Height: Up to 100 feet (30 meters).
Cooley's Hedge Nettle
Perennial from rhizomes.
Prefers nutrient rich, mucky, peaty soils.
Height: Up to 5 feet (1.5 meters).
Slow growing evergreen conifer.
Height: Up to 40 meters (130 ft) tall, but often shorter.
Creeping perennial of peat bogs, producing pink flowers and dark red cranberries.
Forms a tall grass-like clump of tough leaves topped by a large dense cluster of white flowers.
Tolerates a wide range of soils.
Height: 3-5 feet (1-1.5 meters).
The landscaping and restoration information provided on this page is taken from the Starflower Foundation Image Herbarium. All photographs © Starflower Foundation unless otherwise noted.