Cordgrass, Cordgrass An underutilized selection, cordgrass is a spreading prairie grass that thrives in moist or wet soils. As such, it's a good choice for growing along the side of a pond or stream. Name: Spartina pectinata Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist soil Size: To 7 feet tall Zones: 4-7 Plant This Grass Because: It doesn't mind moist, or even wet, soils.
Mazus reptans, low growing ground cover only 1 to 3 inches high. Bright green foliage persists into the fall, staying semi-evergreen in the winter. Purplish-blue or white flowers appearing in June and July. Mazus grows in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist conditions. Herbaceous perennial, it can spread fast by its creeping stems which root at the nodes forming a thick mat. Mazus will take some foot traffic, has no disease or insect problems, and is deer resistant. –Bob Orazi“