The Raingarden-in-a-Box kit features four different raingarden designs: Shrub Garden, Flower & Fern Garden, Bird & Butterfly Garden, and Native Prairie Garden. Each planting plan includes a recommended plant list and an example of how you could design the layout of your raingarden.
Check out the type of plants that are included with each Raingarden-in-a-Box option:
Planting Plan #1: Shrub Garden
All species are suitable for full sun to shade (requires at least 6 hours of sun per day). It is low maintenance and includes all Minnesota native plant species. Plants are adapted to clay or loam soils.
- Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
- Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
- Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
- Dwarf-bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
Planting Plan #2: Flower & Fern Garden
This plant design is as showy as possible for shady conditions. All species are suitable for shady conditions (4 hours or less of sun per day). Includes all Minnesota native plant species. Plants are adapted to clay or loam soils.
Wild Goldenglow (Rudbeckia laciniata)
Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
- Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium reptans)
- Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
- Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
- Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Planting Plan #3: Bird & Butterfly Garden
A raingarden for our winged friends! All species are suitable for full sun only (at least six hours of sun per day). This option is very showy with pink, purple and yellow bloomers. Includes all native plant species. Plants are adapted to clay or loam soils.
Ironweed (Vernoia fasciculate)
Little Bluestem (Schizchyrium scoparium)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
- Prairie Blazingstar (Liatris pycnostachya)
- Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)
- Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Plant Plan #4: Native Prairie
The Native Prairie option is also very showy and will attract birds and butterflies. All species are suitable for full sun only (at least six hours of sun per day) and can be fairly tall. Includes all Minnesota native plant species and all are drought tolerant. Plants are adapted to clay or loam soils.
Ox-eye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Sweet Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)
- Rough Blazingstar (Liatris aspera)
- Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepia tuberosa)
- Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)
If you have any questions about the raingarden designs, please contact Pete Young, Water Resources Engineer, at (952)441-9831 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in purchasing a Raingarden-in-a-Box kit, please contact Meghan Jackson, Outreach Specialist, at (952)378-2163 or email@example.com.