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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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  • 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 blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium idahoense) 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
    Close up of the yellow flower on cascade Oregon grape (Mahonia nervosa / Berberis nervosa) in April. Another stunning Pacific Northwest native shrub available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants 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 150+ 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 of deep red 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Douglas Spiraea
    Bright pink flowers of Douglas spiraea (Spiraea Douglasii). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants 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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  • King's Gentian
    Close up of king's or staff gentian flowers (Gentiana sceptrum) with a tiny yellow spider. One of the 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants 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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  • 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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  • Oceanspray
    Oceanspray
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  • Oregon Iris
    Oregon Iris
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  • Oregon Saxifrage
    Fresh spring leaves and flower buds on a small 4
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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 Waterleaf
    Population of Pacific Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum tenuipes). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Elderberry
    Close-up of a creamy white flower cluster on a native red elderberry shrub (Sambucus racemosa). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Flowering Currant
    Close up of a stem loaded with flowers of the red flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Red Twig Dogwood
    Close-up of white flower clusters of red twig dogwood (Cornus sericea). One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Rosy Spiraea
    Close up photo of the attractive rosy pink flower of rosy spiraea, also known as subalpine spiraea, mountain spiraea, or rose meadowsweet (Spiraea splendens, formerly/aka Spiraea densiflora). 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
    A mature slough sedge plant (Carex obnupta) creates a gorgeous evergreen backdrop in an urban raingarden. One of 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Small-flowered Alumroot
    Close up of flower stalk of Small-flowered Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha). 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 the bright white berries on snowberry (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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  • 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 Arnica
    Lance-shaped leaves and bright yellow disk flowers of streambank arnica (Arnica amplexicaulis). One of the 150+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available through Sparrowhawk Native Plants 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
    Bright yellow flowers of tall Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia aquifolium). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants nursery in Portland, Oregon
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  • Tufted Hairgrass
    Feathery inflorescence of tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa). One of the 150+ Pacific Northwest native plants offered by Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon
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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 Yarrow
    Close-up of Western Yarrow (Achillea millefolium). Another stunning Pacific Northwest native plant available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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