Rain Garden

A rain garden is a shallow flat depression, 4-8" deep, planted with native plants and/or other species that are adapted to the expected moisture conditions of the garden. They are located in the landscape to collect and hold rain water run-off from surrounding surfaces such as turf, pavement and roofs. Typically, rain gardens fill with water after a storm, which slowly soaks into the ground within 24 hours. Rain gardens are dry between rainfall events.

 

Rain Garden Sun:

Acorus americanus
Aesculus parviflora
Alisma subcordatum
Amsonia 'Blue Ice'
Amsonia hubrichtii
Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia
Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
Aronia melanocarpa var. 'Elata'
Aruncus dioicus
Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
Asclepias tuberosa
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Carex annectens
Carex atherodes
Carex bebbii
Carex bicknellii
Carex brevior
Carex comosa
Carex crinita
Carex cristatella
Carex emoryi
Carex flacca
Carex frankii
Carex hystericina
Carex jamesii
Carex lacustris
Carex lupuliformis
Carex lupulina
Carex muskingumensis
Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'
Carex normalis
Carex pellita
Carex sartwellii
Carex scoparia
Carex shortiana
Carex squarrosa
Carex stipata
Carex stricta
Carex vulpinoidea
Cassia hebecarpa
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cephalanthus occidentalis 'SMCOSS'
Coreopsis palmata
Cornus amomum
Cornus sericea 'Cardinal'
Cornus sericea 'Isanti'
Doellingeria umbellata
Echinacea pallida
Eupatoriadelphus maculatus
Eupatorium (Eutrochium) purpureum
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Euthamia graminifolia
Filipendula rubra
Hibiscus moscheutos
Iris ensata 'Variegata'
Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'
Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'
Iris sibirica 'Contrast in Styles'
Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'
Iris versicolor
Iris virginica var. shrevei
Isotoma fluviatilis
Itea virginica 'Sprich'
Juncus effusus
Juncus torreyi
Liatris aspera
Liatris pycnostachya
Liatris spicata
Lilium michiganense
Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia siphilitica
Lysimachia quadriflora
Lythrum alatum
Mimulus ringens
Monarda fistulosa
Myrica pensylvanica
Oenothera macrocarpa
Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'
Parthenium integrifolium
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Penstemon calycosus
Penstemon digitalis
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Physostegia virginiana
Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'
Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'
Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana
Pycnanthemum virginianum
Rosa palustris
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy'
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar'
Rudbeckia triloba
Ruellia humilis
Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'
Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus nigra 'Eva'
Sanguisorba canadensis
Schizachyrium scoparium
Scirpus atrovirens
Scirpus cyperinus
Sorghastrum nutans
Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'
Spartina pectinata
Spiraea alba
Spiraea tomentosa
Sporobolus heterolepis
Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'
Symphyotrichum laeve
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Tradescantia x 'Concord Grape'
Verbena hastata
Vernonia fasciculata
Veronicastrum virginicum
Zizia aurea

Rain Garden Shade:

Aquilegia canadensis
Carex blanda
Carex bromoides
Carex elata 'Aurea'
Carex gracillima
Carex grayi
Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Carex pensylvanica
Carex radiata
Carex rosea
Carex sprengelii
Chelone glabra
Ligularia 'Bottle Rocket'
Ligularia dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford'
Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'
Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Onoclea sensibilis
Osmunda regalis
Polygonatum biflorum
Solidago flexicaulis
Thalictrum dioicum