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 wetland and add interest to your Rain Garden
Contains the following species:
Grass and Grasslike:
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge
Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge
Carex lurida - Shallow / Lurid Sedge
Carex comosa - Bristly Sedge
Scirpus acutus - Hard-stemmed Bulrush
Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum - Deer-tongue Grass
Glyceria grandis - Reed Manna / American Manna Grass
Carex grayi - Gray's Sedge
Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Bidens aristosa - Tickseed Sunflower
Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant - Purple
Hibiscus moscheutos - Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow
Rudbeckia subtomentosa - Sweet Black-eyed Susan
Pycnanthemum tenufolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint
Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower
Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower
Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster
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.
Flower Color: Green, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red, White
Height: 3 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Wet Soils
Bloom Time: Spring through Fall
Plant Type: Perennials
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators and People
Product Code: RG03
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!