Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eupatoriadelphus) maculatus)

Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eupatoriadelphus) maculatus)

Rain Garden

A Rain Garden is a shallow, flat depression, 4-8" deep, planted with native plants and/or other species, that are adapted to the expected moisture conditions of the garden. They are located in the landscape to collect and hold rain water run-off from surrounding surfaces such as turf, pavement and roofs. Typically, rain gardens fill with water after a storm, which slowly soaks into the ground within 24 hours. Rain gardens are dry between rainfall events.

Listed below are the plants used for a Rain Garden.

Alexanders, Golden (Zizia aurea)
Angelica, Great (Angelica atropurpurea) 
Aster, Flat-top (Doellingeria umbellata)
Aster, Side-flowering (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
Aster, Smooth Blue (Symphyotrichum laeve)
Beardtongue, Foxglove (Penstemon digitalis)
Beardtongue, Smooth 
(Penstemon calycosus)
Bergamot, Wild
 (Monarda fistulosa)
Blazing Star, Marsh (Liatris spicata)
Blazing Star, Prairie (Liatris pycnostachya)
Blazing Star, Rough (Liatris aspera)
Boneset, Common (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Columbine, Wild (Aquilegia canadensis)
Coneflower, Pale Purple (Echinacea pallida)
Cord Grass, Prairie (Spartina pectinata)
Coreopsis, Prairie (Coreopsis palmata)
Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Goldenrod, Broad-leaved (Solidago flexicaulis)
Goldenrod, Common Grass-leaved (Euthamia graminifolia)
Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Iris, Blueflag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)
Ironweed, Common (Vernonia fasciculata)
Joe Pye Weed, Purple (Eutrochium purpureum)
Joe Pye Weed, Spotted (Eupatoriadelphus maculatus)
Lily, Michigan (Lilium michiganense)
Lobelia, Great Blue (Lobelia siphilitica)
Loosestrife, Narrow-leaved (Lysmachia quadriflora)
Loosestrife, Winged 
(Lythrum alatum)
Mallow, Glade (Napaea dioica)
Mallow, Swamp (Hibiscus moscheutos)
Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
Milkweed, Swamp (Asclepias incarnata)
Mint, Common Mountain (Pycnanthemum virginianum)
Monkey Flower (Mimulus ringens)
Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana)
Petunia, Wild (Ruellia humilis)
Plantain, Common Water (Alisma subcordatum)
Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)
Rose, Swamp (Rosa palustris)
Rush, Common

Rush, Dark Green
 (Scirpus atrovirens)
Rush, Torrey's (Juncus torreyi)
Saxifrage, Swamp
Sedge, Awned Graceful
 (Carex davisii)
Sedge, Bebb's Oval (Carex bebbii)
Sedge, Bristly (Carex comosa)
Sedge, Bristly Cattail (Carex frankii)
Sedge, Broad-leaved Wooly (Carex pellita)
Sedge, Brown Fox (Carex vulpinoidea)
Sedge, Common Bur (Carex grayi)
Sedge, Common Hop (Carex lupulina)
Sedge, Common Lake (Carex lacustris)
Sedge, Common Oak (Carex pensylvanica)
Sedge, Common Wood (Carex blanda)
Sedge, Copper-shouldered Oval (Carex bicknellii)
Sedge, Crested Oval (Carex cristatella)
Sedge, Crowfoot Fox (Carex crus-corvi)
Sedge, Curly-styled Wood (Carex rosea)
Sedge, Fox (Carex stipata)
Sedge, Fringed (Carex crinita)
Sedge, Grass (Carex jamesii)
Sedge, Green-headed Fox (Carex conjuncta)
Sedge, Hairy-leaved Lake (Carex atherodes)
Sedge, Knobbed Hop (Carex lupuliformis)
Sedge, Lance-fruited Oval (Carex scoparia)
Sedge, Narrow-leaved Cattail (Carex squarrosa)
Sedge, Palm (Carex muskingumensis)
Sedge, Plains Oval (Carex brevior)
Sedge, Porcupine (Carex hystericina)
Sedge, Purple-sheathed Graceful (Carex gracillima)
Sedge, Riverbank (Carex emoryi)
Sedge, Running Marsh (Carex sartwellii)
Sedge, Short's (Carex shortiana)
Sedge, Spreading Oval (Carex normalis)
Sedge, Straight-styled Wood (Carex radiata)
Sedge, Tussock (Carex stricta)
Sedge,Yellow Fox (Carex annectens)
Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)
Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus)
Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
Vervain, Blue (Verbena hastata)
Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)
Wild Senna (Cassia hebecarpa)
Wool Grass (Scirpus cyperinus)