Rain Garden Native Seed Mix

Rain Garden Native Seed Mix

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A Rain Garden is an attractive, landscaped area that doesn't mind getting "wet feet".  This seed mix is composed of species that are adapted to seasonal moisture changes ranging from "soaked" to "high and dry". Once established, they will easily tolerate the extreme moisture levels and filter storm water runoff. As a bonus, they are beautiful and attract wildlife such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Read through our Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners to help you get started.

Some things to remember:

Rain Gardens are a mix of native grasses and wildflowers that can take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. You will see germination the first growing season, but the plants will need some time to fully mature.

Carex species are cool! These shorter growing grass like species are typically found in wetlands and add interest to your Rain Garden

Hummingbirds will love the tubular flowers of Cardinal Flower and Great Lobelia.

Contains the following species:

Grass and Grasslike:

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Carex vulponoidea - Brown Fox Sedge

Carex lupulina - Common Hop Sedge

Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass

Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush

Carex lurida - Shallow/Lurid Sedge

Carex comosa - Bristly Sedge

Glyceria grandis - Reed Manna Grass / American Manna Grass

Scirpus pendulus - Rufous Bulrush

Carex grayi - Gray's Sedge 

Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass


Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Bidens aristosa - Tickseed Sunflower

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Rudbeckia subtomentosa - Sweet Black-eyed Susan

Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant - Purple

Rudbeckia subtomentosa - Sweet Black-eyed Susan 

Lycopus americanus - Common Water Horehound

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia

Verbena simplex - Narrowleaf Vervain

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint 

Aster puniceus - Purple Stemmed Aster

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower 

Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower 

Seed Info

Seed Packet covers 250 square feet (a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish.

PLS Lbs. per Acre Broadcast = 8

PLS  = Pure Live Seed

Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.

Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS

All of our warm season native grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.

Broadcast seeding is the process of sowing seed by hand. The seeds are sprinkled into the soil and can be lightly raked in to ensure germination.

Product Details

Flower Color: Green, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red, White

Height: 3 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: At Least 6 Hours of Sunlight A Day

Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils

Bloom Time: Spring through Fall

Plant Type: Perennials

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators and People

Product Code: RG03

Color Boosters

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding any of these quick establishing annuals. They're perfect pollinator plants, too!

Tickseed Sunflower

Cover Crops and Seed Carriers

Do you need a cover crop?

Know where you sow! Add some Rice Hulls to your order!