Plant Care Tips : What to plant under a Black Walnut Tree

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Help! I have a beautiful black walnut tree but nothing will grow under it. What do you recommend?

There are many herbaceous perennials that will thrive under a black walnut tree. The American Horticultural Society recommends the use of the following list of plants to enhance your landscape.
 

  • Ajuga repens – Bugleweed
  • Alcea rosea – Hollyhock
  • Asarum europeaum – European wild ginger
  • Astilbe – Astilbe
  • Campanula latifolia – bellflower
  • Chrysanthemum – hardy chrysanthemum
  • Doronicum – leopard’s bane
  • Galium odoratum – sweet woodruff
  • Geranium robertianum – herb Robert
  • Gernaium sanguineum – Cranesbill
  • Heianthus tuberose – Jerusalem artichoke
  • Hemerocallis fulva – common daylily
  • Heuchera x brizoides – ‘Pluie de Feu’ – coral bells
  • Hieracium aurantiacum – orange hawkweed
  • Hosta forunei ‘Glauca’ – plantain lily
  • Hosta lancifolia
  • Hosta marginata
  • Hosta undulate ‘Variegata’
  • Hydrophyllum Virginian – Virginia Waterleaf
  • Iris Siberica – Siberian iris
  • Mondarda didyma – beebalm
  • Mondard fistulosa – wild bermanot
  • Oenothera fruiticosa – Sundrops
  • Onoclea Sensibilis – sensitive fern
  • Osmunda cinnamomea – cinnamon fern
  • Phlox paniculata – summer phlox
  • Polemonium reptans – Jacob’s ladder
  • Polygonatum commutatum – Great Solomon’s seal
  • Primula x polyantha – polyanthus primrose
  • Pulmonaria – lungwort
  • Sanguinaria Canadensis – bloodroot
  • Sanguinaria Canadensis ‘Multiplex’ –double-flowered bloodroot
  • Sedum Acre – gold moss
  • Sedum spectabile – Sedum
  • Stachys byzantina – lamb’s ear
  • Tradescantia virginiana – spiderwort
  • Trillium cernuum – nodding trillium