Rain Garden Plants
What is a rain garden?
A rain garden is a planted depression that collects the rainwater. This can be water off of your roof, driveway, or even lawn. Rain gardens slow the water down, they filter it, and return it safely to the groundwater supply - all within 24-48 hours. Rain gardens can help improve the health of streams/rivers, reduce pollution, and can improve your property in many ways.
Rain garden plants must be able to withstand a lot of water and be drought tolerant as well. They need to have good root systems and be able to soak up the water quickly and to be able to get water from underground if needed.
Blue Flag Iris
Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris - edible
Columbine Aguilegia ‘Biedermeier - medicinal
Comfrey Symphytum Uplandicum - medicinal
Elderberry Sambucus nigra- edible, medicinal
Service Berry Amelanchier - edible
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus - edible
Purple Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum - edible
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum - medicinal
Lizard’s Tail Saururus cernuus - medicinal
Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum - medicinal
Please note that unless specifically stated, these plants are all from Google until mine grow big enough to photograph.