Wetland Plants/Rain Garden Seed Mix
Rain gardens with wetland plants are the definition of cutting edge, futuristic gardens. Engineers and landscape designers teamed up to optimize a plan for saving the lakes, rivers and oceans. Native plants have ridiculously long root systems. And native species wetland plants love to drink. They tolerate standing water for a couple days, (the “obligate” wetland species do more than just tolerate it) and they hold chemicals from stormwater runoff in isolation right in their bodies. That behavior reflects a selflessness only found in the plant world. On top of all the beautiful ecosystem services that rain gardens provide, they are visually stunning.
Designing and installing rain gardens with wetland plants is one of our company’s specialties. We love rain gardens, and we LOVE the native plants found in wetlands. There’s a neighborhood in Niskayuna not far from the Mohawk River where we have designed and built many rain gardens. By now there is a network of connected habitat wetland gardens like a patchwork quilt of restored nature. If you’d rather have our landscaping crew manage the rain garden development on your property, instead of purchasing wetland species seed for a DIY project? We’d love to help. Please, fill out our customer intake form to get on the list for a site evaluation visit asap.
If you’d still like to DIY but want to use full-grown rain garden native plants instead of seeds, find our plant availability list here.
The rain garden seed mix will vary by availability. It is likely to include some, or many of these plants:
Joe Pye (Eupatorium maculatum)
NY Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Cat Tail (Typha latifolia)
Cardinal Lobelia (L cardinalis)
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)
Flat Top Aster (Aster umbellatus)
Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)