Flowers that Love the Rain

Share the flowers!

Do you live in an area that gets lots of rain? If so, take advantage of the situation and grow flowers in your garden that love rainy weather.

The following flowers soak up rain like we soak up beauty. Which means, they’re like a sponge so plant them in your yard or on your patio, and then delight in them as they grow through the rain and sunshiny days.

Forget Me Not

Forget me nots love water and they thrive when planted near water’s edge. These delicate-looking flowers appear like a cloud of color on days when it’s monochrome outside. Forget me nots are short-lived perennials, but they self seed so you may find them popping up here and there throughout the year.

Japanese Primrose

Japanese primrose is a spring-blooming flower that loves April and May showers. It puts out 18-inch-tall clusters of blooms in pink, white, red, and magenta. The Japanese primrose has long flower stalks, which makes it perfect for cutting and bringing blossoms into the house on a rainy day.

Swamp Milkweed

If you haven’t seen swamp milkweed, don’t let its name lead you to think the flower is ordinary or not pretty. The swamp milkweed simply loves wet, wet soil. It happily grows almost anywhere, but put it where there’s tons of water and it’ll thrive. This rain-loving flower attracts monarchs and other butterflies when the sun comes out.

Calla Lily

Calla lilies are graceful flowers that often grow close to the ocean and they love damp soil. They come in a stunning array of colors, from white and yellow to pink and red. You’ll even find calla lilies in bronze, orange, and maroon. Calla lilies are long-lasting flowers that are excellent for cutting.


Hydrangeas are many people’s favorite flower, so some individuals are often ecstatic when they find out they can grown these blooms in super-rainy climates. Hydrangeas absolutely love moisture, as might be evident when you consider that their name comes from the Latin word “hydra.”

Plant these flowers where the rain can pour down on them and you’ll be showered with beauty, and abundance, for your home and garden.

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