Green roofs: Planting

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Sortable table, click on header you wish to select your green roof plants by
Scientific name Common name Soil Moisture

1=Dry 2=Med 3=Wet

Partial shade tolerance Colour
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 1-2 O
Allium schonaprasum Chives 2-3 1
Aquilegia canadensis Wild columbine 1-3 Y 1
Calendula sp. Marigold 2 2
Carex sp. Sedge 3 Y O
Centaurea sp. Bluet 1-2 3
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early sunrise' Large-flowered tickseed 1-2 2
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis 1-2 2
Coreopsis tripteris Tickseed 1-2 2
Cosmos sp. Cosmos 1-3 1
Equisetum hymale Rough horsetail 2-3 Y O
Erysimum sp. Wallflower 1-2 1
Geranium maculatum Wild geranium 2 Y 1
Geranium psilostemon 'Rozanne' Cranesbill Geranium 2-3 Y 3
Leucanthemum superbum Shasta daisy 1-2 2
Liatris spicata Blazing star 2 3
Lobelia siphilitica Blue cardinal flower 2-3 Y 3
Lolium multiflorum Ryegrass 1-3 Y O
Lupinus polyphyllus Large leaf lupin 1-3 Y 3
Monarda fistulosa Bee balm 1-3 1
Monarda punctata Horsemint 2 3
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass 1-3 O
Papaver rhoeas Corn poppy 1-3 1
Penstemon digitalis White Beardtongue 1-2 O
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf mountain mint 1-2 Y O
Rudbeckia hirta blackeyed Susan 1-3 Y 2
Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstsonne' Cutleaf coneflower 2 Y 2
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Goldquelle' Golden glow coneflower 2 Y 2
Saponaria officinalis Soapwort 2-3 Y O
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem 2 O
Sedum sp. Stonecrop 1-3 O
Sempervivum sp. Houseleek 1-2 O
Silene sp. Campion 1-2 Y O
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster 2 3
Trifolium repens White clover 3 O