Moorhead Environmental Complex

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Rain Garden Plants

What makes a plant a good choice for rain gardens?

Rain gardens plants must tolerate a range of moisture conditions. Depending on the site and rainfall amounts, they may have to weather long periods of dry soil punctuated by periods of damp or even soggy soil.

Why choose native plants for your rain garden?

Choosing plants native to your area offers distinct advantages:

iConserve Pennsylvania offers helpful brochures about native plants, including a chart of common species for sunny moist gardens and shady moist gardens.

Where can I buy native plants?

Many nurseries, garden centers, and home improvement stores now carry some species of native plants; iConserv Pennsylvania Buy Natives page has a list of nurseries that specialize in native plants.

Look for native plant sales in the spring; in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware late April and early May brings plant and seed sales at Delaware Nature Society and the Brandywine Conservancy.

Rain garden wildlife