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 Plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Bitter Cherry
    Close-up of the white flower and leaf of Prunus emarginata, Bitter Cherry tree. Another stunning Northwest Native Plant 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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  • 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
    Cascade penstemon
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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 (Swamp Rose)
    Clustered Wild Rose (Swamp Rose)
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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 Chokecherry
    Close-up Common Chokecherry berries (Prunus virginiana). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native small tree available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Dagger-leaf Rush
    Dagger-leaf Rush (Juncus ensifolius) in bloom.  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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  • Evergreen Huckleberry
    Vaccinium ovatum, Evergreen Huckleberry, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants
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  • Great Camas
    Great Camas (Camassia leichtlinii) blooms in a field. One of 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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  • Large-leaved Lupine
    Several purple Large-leaved Lupine flowers (Lupinus polyphyllus). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant 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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  • Nootka Rose
    Close up of pink Nootka Rose flower (Rosa nutkana) - 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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  • 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 (Indian Plum)
    Osoberry, or Indian Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis). Another stunning Northwest native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Pacific Bleeding Heart
    Close-up of pink-flowering Pacific Bleeding Heart flower (Dicentra formosa). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Pacific Ninebark
    Close-up of Pacific Ninebark flower (Physocarpus capitatus). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Pacific Rush
    Juncus effusus, Common Rush, Pacific Rush, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Plant, Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Portland
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  • Red Alder
    Alnus rubra, Red Alder, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Tree, 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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  • River 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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  • Slender Rush
    Inflorescence of Slender rush (Juncus tenuis). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Slough Sedge
    Slough Sedge (Carex obnupta). 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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