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More Information About Rain Garden Plants Perennial Plants that tolerate both drought and flooding. (Perennial hibiscus, Louisiana and Japanese Iris, Rhexia, Hemerocallis, and more) What is a rain garden?– A rain garden is a low maintenance landscape feature designed to capture runoff from your house, driveway and yard before it leaves your property. Plants in rain gardens hold onto the water so that it has time to seep into the ground instead of running into the street, sewer, or neighboring property. Rain garden plants reduce the amount of fertilizer and other chemicals that run off of your property, which protects rivers, streams and your drinking water supply, and other sensitive ecosystems. The rain garden is planted with low maintenance plants that serve to filter the water and remove or degrade pollutants. Plants for rain gardens must be able to survive periodic droughts as well as periodic flooding. So, what types of plants can you plant in your rain garden? Exotic plants as well as native plants will serve you well as long as they can adapt to both boggy sites and dryland conditions. We have sifted through our enormous online plant catalog and assembled a rain garden plant list of the best perennials for those exact conditions. Our list of rain garden plants includes all of the major plant groups ferns, ornamental grasses, foliage plants, flowering plants, hummingbird and butterfly plants and spring, summer, or fall bloomers. When you are ready to order plants for your rain garden, we hope you’ll check out our online rain garden plant list.
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Rain Garden Plants

The rain garden is planted with low maintenance plants that serve to filter the water and remove or degrade pollutants. Plants for rain gardens must be able to survive periodic droughts as well as periodic flooding. So, what types of plants can you plant in your rain garden? Exotic plants as well as native plants will serve you well as long as they can adapt to both boggy sites and dryland conditions. We have sifted through our enormous online plant catalog and assembled a rain garden plant list of the best perennials for those exact conditions. Our list of rain garden plants includes all of the major plant groups ferns, ornamental grasses, foliage plants, flowering plants, hummingbird and butterfly plants and spring, summer, or fall bloomers. When you are ready to order plants for your rain garden, we hope you’ll check out our online rain garden plant list.
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Rain Garden Plants

What is a rain garden?– A rain garden is a low maintenance landscape feature designed to capture runoff from your house, driveway and yard before it leaves your property. Plants in rain gardens hold onto the water so that it has time to seep into the ground instead of running into the street, sewer, or neighboring property. Rain garden plants reduce the amount of fertilizer and other chemicals that run off of your property, which protects rivers, streams and your drinking water supply, and other sensitive ecosystems.
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This plant list provides a good starting point to help you become familiar with some native plants that are good for rain gardens. Most of the plants listed below are native specifically to the Mid-Atlantic region, although there are some that are native more to the mid-western region of the United States. This list is not a comprehensive planting guide, as the exact plants for each rain garden will vary depending on how much water the garden will hold, the exposure (sun or shade) and the soil conditions.
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Also, there are other plants (trees, shrubs, and herbaceous) suitable for rain gardens that just didn’t make it onto this list. Remember, plants are dynamic and the water level that a plant can withstand is variable, even for plants that are very water tolerant. Be sure to consider sun/shade exposure as well as the depth of the raingarden when making plant selections. Happy rain gardening!!

The plants that tend to do well in rain gardens are ones that can tolerate wet conditions, but also very dry conditions. Many plants that are native to Connecticut fit this description. These types of plants also have the advantage of not needing supplementary fertilizer and water once established. There are a variety of perennials, grasses, and shrubs that are visually appealing and will grow well in your garden. Certain trees can also be used, but you must plan for future growth if you decide to plant them.
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This manual will walk you through the process step-by-step and give you encouragement, as well as the tools and answers you need to create and sustain a rain garden on your property. Remember, a rain garden is one of the best and easiest things you can do to protect and conserve New Jersey’s natural resources.
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Plants for rain gardens need to be able to withstand brief periods of standing water yet be able to tolerate extended periods of dryness. While there are a number of plants that can do well under these conditions, the best are those native to our region. Native plants have evolved to thrive in our local environment and provide great habitat for beneficial insects, including bees and butterflies.
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The woody plants listed are for the most part shrubs and smaller trees. There are a good number of larger trees that will easily withstand wet conditions (such as river birch, sweet gum, and black gum). However, this list was developed with the average size residential rain garden in mind, which would typically be using smaller scale plant material.
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This database allows you to search a list of trees, shrubs, perennials (flowering plants), and grasses that are well-suited to Connecticut, as well as much of the Northeast. You can also select for shade/sun, location of and in the rain garden, and bloom color. You can select as many options as you like in each category.

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