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Rain Garden Native Seed Mix

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.

Contains the following species:

Grass and Grasslike:

Elymus canadenis - Virginia Wild Rye

Carex comosa - Bristly Sedge

Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge

Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge

Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush

Carex lurida - Shallow/Lurid Sedge

Carex grayi - Gray's Sedge

Glyceria grandis - Reed Manna Grass/ American Manna Grass

Scirpus validus - Great / Soft-stemmed Bulrush

Wildflowers:

Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower

Hibiscus moscheutos - Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow

Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar

Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Lobelia

Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant-Purple

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower

Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower


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

Devil's Beggarticks

Do you need a nurse crop?

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.

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