Demonstration Gardens

Demonstration Garden Plant Lists:

Look below to find the different Talbot County Master Gardener demonstration garden locations and their corresponding flora. The plants are chosen carefully according to site conditions and native habitat. Native plant species are best suited for Eastern Shore climate and are known for attracting important pollinators. Rain gardens utilize plants that are able to tolerate temporary pooling of rainwater as well as dry periods.


UMD Extension Office - Talbot County Rain Gardens

Blue flag iris - Iris versicolor
Tussock sedge - Carex stricta
Cardinal flower - Lobelia cardinalis
Boneset - Eupatorium perfoliatum
Woolgrass - Scirpus cyperinus
Joe-pye weed - Eupatorium dubium
Sweet flag - Acorus americanus
Switchgrass - Panicum virgatum
New York aster - Aster novi-belgii
Swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnata
Monkey flower - Mimulus ringens
Great blue lobelia - Lobelia siphilitica
Swamp sunflower - Helianthus angustifolius
Blue vervain - Verbena hastata


Talbot Ag Center Rain Garden

Blue flag iris - Iris versicolor
Tussock sedge - Carex stricta
Cardinal flower - Lobelia cardinalis
Boneset - Eupatorium perfoliatum
Woolgrass - Scirpus cyperinus
Sweet flag - Acorus americanus
Switchgrass - Panicum virgatum
New York aster - Aster novi-belgii
Swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnata
Blue vervain - Verbena hastata
Turtlehead - Chelone glabra
Joe-pye weed - Eupatorium dubium
Sensitive fern - Onoclea sensibilis
Cinnamon fern - Osmunda cinnamomea
Royal fern - Osmunda regalis
River bulrush - Scirpus fluviatilis
Softstem bulrush - Scirpus tabernaemontani
Ironweed - Vernonia noveboracensis
Black chokeberry - Aronia melanocarpa
Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
Sweet pepperbush - Clethra alnifolia
Winterberry - Ilex verticillata
Spicebush - Lindera benzoin
Sweetbay - Magnolia virginiana
Wax myrtle - Morella cerifera
Elderberry - Sambucus canadensis
Arrowwood - Viburnum dentatum
River birch - Betula nigra
Bald cypress - Taxodium distichum

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