Deer-resistant Rain Garden Selections

From Rain Gardens: Sustainable Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard and Healthy World

by Lynn Steiner and Robert W. Domm

Deer-resistant rain garden plants_Steiner & Domm


New- Woody Rain Gardens

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Betula nigra (river birch) (6)


Prairie Nursery (Westfield, WI.)

Native Prairie Plants for Midwestern Rain Gardens on Loamy and Clay Soils


Scioto Gardens (Delaware, OH.)

Rain Garden Plant List


Spence Restoration (Muncie, IN.)

Biorentention & Rain Gardens


New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae


gray hairstreak (2)Moisture:
Avg-wet
Sun/Shade: Full
Height: 2-4′
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Sept – Oct.


Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum

Cultivars available
Switchgrass (3)Moisture: Dry-wet
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Height: 3-6′
Flower Color: Foilage ranges from reddish to blue
Bloom Time: Sept-Oct


Blue flag iris

Iris virginica

blueflagirisMoisture: Wet
Sun/Shade: Shade
Height: 12″-42″
Flower Color: Purple-blue
Bloom Time: May – July


Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

myn_butterflymilkweed1Moisture: Dry
Sun/Shade: Part Sun
Height: 1-3′
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: June – Sept.


Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

cardinalflowerwhumbirdMoisture: Wet
Sun/Shade: Shade
Height: 2-5′
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: July – Oct.


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