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RAIN GARDENS

BaySmart recommends these plants for rain gardens:

Wildflowers, Ferns, Grasses, and Sedges:

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Rain Garden Plants
  • Asclepias incarnata, Swamp milkweed
  • Chelone glabra, White turtlehead
  • Eupatorium maculatum, Joe-pye weed
  • Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal flower
  • Lobelia syphilitica, Blue lobelia
  • Monarda didyma, Oswego tea
  • Vernonia noveboracensis, Common ironweed
  • Athyrium filix-femina, Lady fern
  • Osmunda regalis, Royal fern
  • Osmunda cinnamomea, Cinnamon fern
  • Carex pendula, Drooping sedge
  • Carex stipata, Tussock sedge

Trees and Shrubs:

  • Amelanchier laevis, Shadbush
  • Asimina triloba, Pawpaw
  • Betula nigra, River birch
  • Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush
  • Clethra alnifolia, Sweet pepperbush
  • Cornus amomum, Silky dogwood
  • Fothergilla gardenii, Dwarf fothergilla
  • Ilex verticillata, Winterberry holly
  • Lindera benzoin, Spicebush
  • Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweet gum
  • Sambucus canadensis, American elderberry
  • Viburnum dentatum, Arrowwood
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