Plants for Rain Gardens
See Rain Garden Design and Construction for plant recommendations. Below are several that have proven successful.
Orange coneflower (rudbeckia fulgida) and other rudbeckias
Turtlehead (chelone obliqua)
Monkeyflower (mimulus ringens)
spicebush (lindera benzoin)
sweet pepperbush (clethra alnifolia)
Virginia sweetspire (itea virginica)
button bush (cephalanthus occidentalis)
Native Plant Sources
The Virginia Native Plant Society publishes a list of native plant nurseries in Virginia
The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District sells seedlings of native trees and shrubs every spring at very reasonable prices.
Green Springs Gardens has a native plant sale each spring.