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.

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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.