The best Texas rain garden plants are native and adapted plants.
A rain garden is an attractive method for controlling stormwater damage and runoff. A rain garden captures and temporarily holds rainwater until the ground can absorb the water. The plants should compliment the rest of the landscape. The best plants for a rain garden are native and adapted plants that thrive in your area. Below is a short list of plants commonly recommended for Texas landscapes that will grow in a rain garden. Climates across the state vary dramatically, so some of these plants may not fit well in your area. (Undated) Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.