Native Plants

We recommend using native plants like wildflowers and grasses in your rain garden. Fort Wayne has complied an extensive list of suitable plants for northeast Indiana - some of which you may already have in your yard!

Rain Garden Plant List

For more suggestions, check out our Comprehensive Plant List.


Aggressive & Toxic Plants

The following plants are considered to be aggressive spreaders, requiring consistent maintenance and control: Black-eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, New England Aster, Wild Bergamot, Yellow Coneflower, Cup Plant, Joe Pye Weed, Mountain Mint, and Ohio Spiderwort.

Some plants in your garden may be poisonous to children or pets. For more information about plant toxicity and what to avoid in your garden, visit Cornell University's Toxicology Database or the ASPCA's Toxic Plants List.