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 riparius - Riverbank Wild Rye
Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye
Carex vulpinoidea - Brown Fox Sedge
Scirpus atrovirens - Dark Green Bulrush
Carex lurida - Shallow / Lurid Sedge
Carex crinita - Fringed Sedge
Carex comosa - Bristly Sedge
Glyceria grandis - Reed Manna Grass / American Manna Grass
Carex grayi - Gray's Sedge
Scirpus validus - Great / Soft-stemmed Bulrush
Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflower
Hibiscus moscheutos - Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow
Aster umbellatus - Flat-topped White Aster
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Rudbeckia submentosa - Sweet Black-eyed Susan
Physostegia virginiana - Obedient Plant - Purple
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.
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