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Item #: RG03

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Rain Garden Seed Packet

A Rain Garden is an attractive, landscaped area that doesn't mind getting "wet feet". The 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 collect and filter storm water runoff. As a bonus, they are beautiful and butterflies and hummingbirds are frequent visitors. 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 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 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 tenuifolium - Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint 

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

The native perennials in your mix do require some patience to establish, but for instant gratification consider adding any of these quick establishing annuals.

Tickseed Sunflower

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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 native warm season 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.

Rain Garden Native Seed Mix

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, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators

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