Herbaceous Rain garden plants

A Cedar Waxwing takes advantage of a winter food source. A well-planned rain garden provides fruits, seeds and nectar and is a valued food source year around. Migrating birds will find refuge, food and shelter, completing this unique habitat.What we plant in our yards plays an important role in determining the future diversity of wildlife in Pennsylvania. The need to create ecological landscapes has never been greater due to the increase in development and shrinking natural areas. Rain gardens are an impressive example of how easy it is to make your garden more environmentally friendly. They mimic the natural absorption and filtering abilities of a forest, meadow or prairie while creating habitat for a variety of plants and animals.

Trees and Shrubs

Betula nigra (River Birch)
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)
Nyssa sylvatica (Black Gum)
Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)
Viburnum dentatum (Arrowood Viburnum)
Viburnum nudum (Possumhaw Viburnum)


Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold)
Eupatorium perfoliatum (Common Boneset)
Iris versicolor (Blue Flag Iris)
Juncus effusus (Soft Rush)
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)
Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern)
Packera aurea (Golden Ragwort)
Scirpus atrovirens (Green Bulrush)

Asimina triloba Paw Paw
Clethra alnifolia Summersweet
Cornus sericea Redosier Dogwood
Ilex glabra Inkberry Holly
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire

Amsonia tabernaemontana Blue Star
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo
Chelone glabra White Turtlehead
Eupatorium fistulosum Hollow-stemmed Joe Pye Weed
Hystrix patula Bottlebrush Grass
Monarda didyma Oswego Tea
Panicum virgatum Switch Grass
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver’s Root
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster

Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye
Hamamelis virginiana Witch Hazel
Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John’s Wort
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac
Viburnum trilobum American Cranberrybush Viburnum

Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine
Chrysogonum virginianum Green and Gold
Coreopsis verticillata Threadleaf Coreopsis
Eupatorium coelestinum Mistflower
Oenothera fruticosa Sundrops
Ruellia humilis Wild Petunia
Silene caroliniana Wild Pink
Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ False Goldenrod
Vernonia glauca Upland Ironweed

Natives Attract Natives!

Landscaping for wildlife restores critically needed habitat. The rain
gardens attract a different variety of wildlife than the Entrance, Meadow
and Edge gardens. The native plants that make up the unique rain gardens
attract butterflies, frogs, turtles, toads and birds that depend on them for
food, shelter, and water.

Rain Gardens are being used to improve sites such as…
• Residential yards
• Common areas in residential developments

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Beauty (Oshadhi)
  • Part of plant: Flowering plant
  • Cultivation: Biodynamic
  • Extraction: Steam distilled
  • Country of origin: France
  • Aroma: Fresh, light, herbaceous, camphoraceous.

What do you grow...and what are your experiences

2003-02-02 18:17:34 by microscopic-love

Currently I am growing a few species of Grevillea (from large bushy varieties to the creeping kinds - about 5 species total) all are doing fine and thriving. And have full sun location.
I'm also growing Westeringia, Eriostemon and Correa.
the westeringia are doing well, establishing themselves (haven't flowered much yet), the correa were slow to take off..but are healthy and thriving now.
the eriostemon (one of the greatest plants i've ever grown) is a pineapple-y scented hardy herbaceous upright bush plant that is covered with small white flowers most of the year


2007-10-08 10:30:13 by spicefo

Anise or Aniseed, less commonly anís (stressed on the second syllable) (Pimpinella anisum), is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia. It is a herbaceous annual plant growing to 1m tall. The leaves at the base of the plant are simple, 2-5 cm long and shallowly lobed, while leaves higher on the stems are feathery pinnate, divided into numerous leaflets. The flowers are white, 3 mm diameter, produced in dense umbels. The fruit is an oblong dry schizocarp, 3-5 mm long.
Pimpinella species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including the lime-speck pug and wormwood pug.

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