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Collection: Rain Garden

Rain Gardens are a way to naturally manage water runoff on your property from rooftops, driveways and streets. In many areas like Portland, aging stormwater systems (to which many older homes' downspouts are still connected) have not been able to keep up with the population growth over the last century.  The more homeowners we can help in our neighborhoods safely disconnect their downspouts and manage their stormwater on-site with Rain Gardens, the less likely that sewage will overflow into the Willamette during heavy downpours.  For residents living outside Portland, rain gardens are still an excellent opportunity to plant a beautiful collection of native plants with lush foliage and pollinator blossoms that are naturally acclimated to having their roots soaked in winter and dry in summer.  The plants listed here are from a fantastic free community resource to help you safely plan and create your Rain Garden: The Oregon Rain Garden Guide.

Filter collection by sun or shade to find the best native plants for your Rain Garden.

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  • Baldhip Rose
    Showy pink flower of Rosa gymnocarpa, Baldhip Rose, another stunning Northwest Native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Black Twinberry
    Close-up of the showy yellow flower of Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucra). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Blue-eyed Grass
    Close-up of Sisyrinchium idahoense, Blue-eyed grass flower. Another stunning Northwest Native Plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Broadleaf Lupine
    The showy purple flower of Broadleaf Lupine (Lupinus latifolius). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Oregon Grape
    Cascade Oregon Grape (Mahonia nervosa / Berberis nervosa). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Cascade Penstemon
    Serrated leaves and showy purple flowers of cascade penstemon (Penstemon serrulatus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Cascara
    Close-up of Oregon native Cascara tree leaves (Frangula purshiana / Rhamnus purshiana). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Clustered Wild Rose
    Close-up of the showy pink flower of Clustered Wild Rose or Swamp Rose (Rosa pisocarpa). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Coastal Strawberry
    Coastal Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) close-up of leaves in rock garden.  One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Common Camas
    Close-up flower of Common Camas (Camassia quamash). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Common Rush
    Growth habit of pacific rush (Juncus effusus), also known as common rush, pasture rush, or soft rush. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Deer Fern
    Blechnum spicant, Deer Fern, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Ferns, Sparrowhawk Native Plants
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  • Dense Sedge
    Close-up of Dense Sedge (Carex densa). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Douglas Spirea
    Bright pink flowers of Douglas Spirea (Spiraea Douglasii). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Elegant Calicoflower
    Close-up of the showy blue and white flowers of Elegant Calicoflower (Downingia elegans). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Evergreen Huckleberry
    Close-up image showing water dripping from the delicate white flowers of evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum). One of the 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Lady Fern
    Close-up of Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina) frond. Another stunning Pacific Northwest native fern available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Maidenhair Fern
    Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native fern available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Mock Orange
    Fragrant white flowers of native Mock Orange shrub (Philadelphus lewisii). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Mountain Boykinia
    Close-up of the showy white flower of Mountain or Large Boykinia (Boykinia major). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Oceanspray
    Closeup of Oceanspray flowers (Holodiscus discolor) - native Oregon shrub. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Oregon Iris
    Oregon Iris in bloom (Iris tenax). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Osoberry
    Osoberry, or Indian Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis). Another stunning Northwest native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Red Elderberry
    Sambucus racemosa, Red Elderberry, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
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  • Red Flowering Currant
    Close up of a stem loaded with flowers of the Red Flowering Current (Ribes sanguineum). One of over 100 Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Twig Dogwood
    Close-up of white Red Twig Dogwood flower (Cornus sericea). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Riverbank Lupine
    A sea of showy purple spires of Streambank Lupine flowers (Lupinus rivularis). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Sawbeak Sedge
    Close-up of the golden inflorescence of Sawbeak Sedge (Carex Stipata). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Slender Cinquefoil
    Blooms of Slender Cinquefoil (Potentilla gracilis). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Slim-leafed Onion
    Population of showy white and pink flowers of slim-leaf or narrow-leaf onion (Allium amplectens). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Snowberry
    Close-up of white Snowberry berry (Symphoricarpos albus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Sparrowhawk E-Gift Card
    Give the gift of Native Plants with a gift card to Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland Oregon
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  • Spreading Blue Rush
    Spreading Blue Rush (Juncus patens). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Streambank Violet
    Yellow flower of Streambank Violet (Viola glabella). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Sword Fern
    Growth habit of young Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum). One of 100+ Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon
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  • Tall Oregon Grape
    Berberis aquifolium, Mahonia aquifolium, Tall Oregon Grape, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Shrubs, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
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  • Tufted Hairgrass
    Deschampsia cespitosa, Tufted Hair Grass, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Grass, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
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  • Vine Maple
    Young leaves and flowers of Vine Maple (Acer circinatum). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Wapato
    Wet, green Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia) leaves burst from a rainwater catchment feature. One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Western Crabapple
    Western Crabapple
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