Better Ground

Native Plants for Rain Gardens

Native plants work great in rain gardens – they are adapted to our wet winters, and drought-tolerant in the summer once they are established. There are endless possibilities in choosing plants for your rain garden, but here are a few of our great native plants that would do well and be a compliment to your landscape. Some of the shrubs do get quite large, so keep this in mind and make sure you have adequate space.

ZONE 1 PLANTS

• Red Osier Dogwood
• Twinberry
• Sedges and Rushes
• Pacific Coast Iris
• Tufted Hair Grass

ZONE 2 PLANTS

• Indian Plum
• Snowberry
• Serviceberry
• Camas
• Vine Maple
• Beaked Filbert
• Pacific Ninebark
• Ferns
• Low Oregon Grape
• Piggyback Plant

ZONE 3 PLANTS

• Salal
• Mock Orange
• Red Flowering Currant
• Ocean Spray
• Coastal Strawberry
• Lupine
• Kinnikinnick
• Evergreen Huckleberry

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