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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  • 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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  • Western Crabapple
    Western Crabapple
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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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  • Wild Ginger
    Heart shaped leaves of Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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  • Yellow Monkeyflower
    Yellow Monkey Flower (Mimulus guttatus). One of 100+ species of Pacific Northwest native plants available at Sparrowhawk Native Plants, Native Plant Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
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