Rain Garden Seed Packet


This Rain Garden native seed mix is composed of native grasses and wildflowers that can tolerate wet events and dry areas based on season and the amount of rainfall. Also filters stormwater runoff. Beneficial and beautiful, the Rain Garden creates diverse color and is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

All products must be picked up at the Richland Soil and Water Office during normal business hours.

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A Rain Garden is an attractive, landscaped area that doesn’t mind getting “wet feet”. This seed mix is composed of species that are adapted to seasonal moisture changes ranging from “soaked” to “high and dry”. Once established, they will easily tolerate the extreme moisture levels and filter storm water runoff. As a bonus, they are beautiful and attract wildlife such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Read through our Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners to help you get started. Pick up only.

Some Things to Remember

Rain Gardens are a mix of native grasses and wildflowers that can take up to three growing seasons to fully establish. You will see germination the first growing season, but the plants will need some time to fully mature.

Carex species are cool! These shorter growing grass like species are typically found in wetland and add interest to your Rain Garden

Hummingbirds will love the tubular flowers of Cardinal Flower and Great Lobelia.

Contains the following species:

Grass and Grasslike

Elymus virginicus – Virginia Wild Rye

Carex vulpinoidea – Brown Fox Sedge

Carex crinita – Fringed Sedge

Carex lurida – Shallow / Lurid Sedge

Carex comosa – Bristly Sedge

Scirpus acutus – Hard-stemmed Bulrush

Panicum (Dichanthelium) clandestinum – Deer-tongue Grass

Glyceria grandis – Reed Manna / American Manna Grass

Carex grayi – Gray’s Sedge

Scirpus cyperinus – Woolgrass


Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower

Liatris spicata – Dense Blazingstar

Monarda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot

Bidens aristosa – Tickseed Sunflower

Physostegia virginiana – Obedient Plant – Purple

Hibiscus moscheutos – Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow

Rudbeckia subtomentosa – Sweet Black-eyed Susan

Pycnanthemum tenufolium – Narrow Leaved Mountain Mint

Lobelia siphilitica – Great Lobelia

Lobelia cardinalis – Cardinal Flower

Mimulus ringens – Monkey Flower

Aster novae-angliae – New England Aster

Additional information

Rain Garden Seed Info

Seed Packet covers 250 square feet (a 10 x 25 area) and will take up to three growing seasons to fully establish.

PLS Lbs. per Acre Broadcast = 8

PLS = Pure Live Seed

Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.

Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS

All of our warm season native grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.

Broadcast seeding is the process of sowing seed by hand. The seeds are sprinkled into the soil and can be lightly raked in to ensure germination.