Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden

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Flowers Through Fall Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden

  • 12-Pack: Get Three Each of Blue Vervain, Black Eyed Susan, Cardinal Flower and Prairie Blazing Star
  • Extend Your Season of Highly Colored Blooms from Mid-Summer Through Fall
  • Support Beneficial Pollinators
  • Create a Beneficial, Beautiful Rain Garden in Low-Lying Areas
  • Turn an Eyesore into a Fantastic Garden Feature
  • Wonderfully Showy Native Wildflowers
  • Long-Lasting Flowering Display Spring Through Mid-Summer
  • Strong Root Systems Slow Potentially Polluted Stormwater Runoff
  • Regular Visits from a Variety of Butterflies, Honey Bees and Hummingbirds
  • Important Nectar Sources Carefully Selected by Wildflower Experts
  • Excellent Cut Flowers
  • Add with a Spring Rain Garden Pocket Garden for Flowers All Season-Long
  • Add Additional Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden for Larger Scale Landscapes

If stormwater from your street, gutters or nearby paved areas floods across your property, install a Rain Garden. Use this kit of deeply rooted native plants to stabilize bioretention berms.

Good Rain Gardens drain within a day or two. They are so effective in reducing water runoff, you might even be eligible for a tax credit!

Even if you just want to pretty up a low-lying dip or depression in your yard, you can add a Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden from Nature Hills. This 12-pack contains a collection of four beautiful native wildflowers. You'll get three each of the following four plants: Blue Vervain, Black Eyed Susan, Cardinal Flower, and Prairie Blazing Star (Verbena hastata, Rudbeckia hirta, Lobelia cardinalis, Liatris pyconstachya).

Reduce your lawn maintenance and create valuable habitat for our critical beneficial pollinators. Oh...and create a gorgeous traffic-stopping garden feature at the same time.

A fully operational Rain Garden adds value to your property by directing the flow of runoff through a swale using a high berm or two. Plant these vibrant, highly colored native wildflowers to develop their characteristically long taproots and hold the shape of the berm.

Enjoy a long-lasting Prairie-style planting that truly gets better year after year. Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden delivers a showy display from mid-summer through fall.

Best of all, there is no guesswork! Each pocket garden is a 12-pack. It comes with four different plants, and you get three of each type.

Their impressive root systems can handle intermittent periods of wet and dry soil. Once they are established, you won't have much maintenance beyond a yearly trim.

Rain Gardens can drain excess water in less than two days, so mosquitoes won't become a problem. It is an effective way to protect your local waterways, including lakes, streams, and rivers.

Use gorgeously tall Blue Vervain as a hard-working planting on the slopes or sides of a planned Rain Garden. The short blue flower spikes are held in a grouped candelabra-shaped cluster.

Tiny blue blooms open up all along each slender spire. These plants are durable, and draw hundreds (or more!) of the butterflies, honey bees and "no see 'ums" pollinators that are so critical to our yearly food harvests.

There may not be a finer contrasting plant than the beloved Black Eyed Susan. People adore the sunny positivity of these yellow, Daisy-shaped blooms.

Bold yellow-orange petals surround a brown-purple center. Rough-textured, dark green leaves add a certain gravitas to these lovely perennials. Include some of the foliage for effortless cut flower arrangements.

Add visual interest to your Rain Garden planting with bright red Cardinal Flower. Beyond the color, the dramatic flowers opening up a long spire will draw the eye of everyone who sees it. The display lasts for weeks!

Butterflies and hummingbirds love the nectar found in each delicate, tubular flower. They visit each bloom several times in a single session, working to fill their tiny tummies.

Prairie Blazing Star is another excellent native flowering plant. You may also hear it nicknamed Gayfeather!

Its long, wand-shaped flower spike is populated by numerous, tiny flower heads held in outward facing bracts. Combined, the beautiful purple-blue disc flowers make a perfect vertical accent and add a fun punctuation to your Rain Garden.

Feel great about using these easy-care, sustainable wildflowers to solve tough landscape challenges. They create a perfectly coordinated collection that relies on contrasting color and flower form to keep your interest.

Plant them, and let these durable beauties do their thing. Each year will bring new blooms, without much work on your part.

All of these plant packages are fantastic and really could simply be planted all together in a group in no particular arrangement. Relax, as there really is no right or wrong way to plant these.

These kits are also very easily incorporated into the perennial or mixed borders in the groups they are sold in.

Go ahead and order one or more Summer Rain Garden Pocket Gardens from Nature Hills.

Love flowers all season? Add a Spring Rain Garden Pocket Garden, too and enjoy beautiful blooms all season long!

How to Use Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden in the Landscape

Add these hardy prairie plants that can take periodically wet soils just as well as occasional dry soils. Once they are established in your landscape, they become delightfully low maintenance.

Take out sections of low-lying lawn and install these plans instead. Landscape once, and reap the rewards for years and years.

Already have a pond on your property? Use this collection to decorate the higher ground around the standing water.

Place the Black Eyed Susans first as your colorful foundation. Punctuate them with curving lines of both Blue Vervain and Cardinal Flower.

Space these plants 20 inches apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center the next.

Create a bold "pop" with Prairie Blazing Star in a mass planting. Add all three in a loose triangle to create an incredible focal point.

Vary the spacing and use a gentle, zigzagging planting pattern. You can easily create long, natural drifts of color by doubling up plants in select areas.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Please call 811 before you dig. You won't want to plant over underground utilities.

You'll get the best flowering if you plant your collection in full sun. Give them at least six hours of sunlight a day.

Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis for the first season. If you ever have a long drought, protect your investment with a regular schedule of supplemental water.

Cut the flowers once they are fully open. Take them inside as great-looking cut flower bouquets.

You'll encourage a new flush of blooms, and decorate your home at the same time.

In early spring, you can snip the dried stalks to an inch above ground level. Get into a regular schedule of upkeep every other year or so to clean out debris.

Remove "volunteer" trees and remove pernicious weeds quickly. Weed-suppressing mulch becomes your friend. Apply a three-inch layer between your plants.

Order your Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden now. You'll appreciate these outstanding North American native wildflowers, and so will your local pollinators!

Read more about Rain Gardens at our Garden Blog

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Summer Rain Garden Pocket Garden Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Verbena hastata, Rudbeckia hirta, Lobelia cardinalis, Liatris pyconstachya
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes