Plants suitable for use in rain gardens in New York City categorized by growing requirements.
(undated) Brooklyn Botanic Garden GreenBridge. Rain gardens are shallow depressions designed to soak up water and support trees, shrubs, and flowers that tolerate both wet and dry conditions. Native plants are highly recommended for rain gardens because they are more pest resistant than nonnatives, require no fertilizer, and provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Once established, the deep roots of native plants increase the water-holding capacity of the soil, hold it together, and prevent erosion. Plant lists are included for:
Herbaceous Plants for Sunny Wet Zone Sites
Herbaceous Plants for Shady Wet Zone Sites
Herbaceous Plants for Sunny Upland Zone Sites
Shrubs for Wet Zone Sites
Herbaceous Plants for Shady Upland Zone Sites
A list of nurseries and garden centers selling native plants suitable for rain gardens in New York City, Long Island, Staten Island and New Jersey is included.