Rain Garden, Bird & Butterfly Garden Plants

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mandmgreenhousePlant a properly constructed rain garden in areas where you have water issues around your home or commercial building. Some of the plants that will make your rain garden beautiful as well as functional include:
Aster…Milkweed…Joe Pye Weed…Cardinal Flower…Monkey Flower
Fox Sedge…Blazing Star…Ironweed…Little Bluestem…Butterfly Gardens

Attract a host of butterflies to your yard with these natives which provide a
combination of nectar sources and caterpillar host plants:
Pearly Everlasting…Butterfly Weed…Coneflower…Coreopsis…Black-eyed Susan
Milkweed…Blazing Star…Aster…Prairie Garden
Set aside a portion of your lawn for a rain garden & free yourself from the drudgery of lawn mowing forever!
Use Anise Hyssop…Aster…Prairie Clover…False Sunflower…Coneflower
Black-eyed Susan…Goldenrod…Culver’s Root…Penstemon
A wealth of information on rain gardens is available on the DNR website: Specialty Gardens