Check out this information packet about how to deal with stormwater runoff including plants that tolerate wet bottoms.
Information on Backyard Rain Gardens here that includes:
- Common Rain Garden Questions Answered
- Quick Steps to Building a Rain Garden
- Additional Information
You’ll need plants for your rain garden that will thrive in our climate and soils and are, of course, native. Check out this list for Brunswick County.
Extensive information about Managing Water Runoff, Rain Gardens, Pond Management, and Native Plants for these areas can be found here at the Extension page on becoming a Low Impact Homeowner.
- H2O-321 Rain Garden Plants: Muhlenbergia capillaris – Muhly Grass
- H2O-322 Rain Garden Plants: Aquilegia canadensis – Eastern Red Columbine
- H2O-324 Rain Garden Plants: Achillea millefolium – Yarrow
- H2O-325 Rain Garden Plants: Iris sibirica
- H2O-327 Rain Garden Plants: Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
- H2O-329 Rain Garden Plants: Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
- H20-332 Rain Garden Plants: (Physocarpus opulifolius) – Ninebark
- H20-335 Rain Garden Plants: (Eutrochium spp.) – Joe-Pye Weed