Plants for Rain Gardens

“Rain Dog Designs, Gig Harbor, WA”

Rain gardens are a beautiful solution to the problem of water runoff. Planting a rain garden will help prevent erosion and the pollution of local waterways. Primarily composed of native plants, rain gardens can be extremely low maintenance and double as pollinator gardens!

Below is a list of popular plants we carry that work well in rain gardens, however, we may not have every variety listed available at all times.

Perennials and Grasses

  • Aster
  • Baptisia
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Coneflower
  • Coreopsis (Tickseed)
  • Daylily
  • Equisetum
  • Goldenrod
  • Hosta
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Little Bluestem
  • Ruellia
  • Rush (Common and Corkscrew Varieties)
  • Sneezeweed
  • Swamp Mallow
  • Swamp Milkweed


  • Buttonbush
  • Chokeberry
  • Clethra
  • Inkberry
  • Spirea
  • Sweetspire
  • Viburnum
  • Wax Myrtle
  • Witch Hazel


  • American Holly
  • Dogwood
  • Magnolia
  • Redbud
  • River Birch
  • Serviceberry