Welcome to the North Creek plant catalog! Here you will find information on our perennials, grasses, ferns and shrubs. You can view plants by either common or botanical name and sort the list by plant type. Click on a thumbnail image to see detailed information about that particular plant.
If you are looking for just the right plants to grow, use our Plant Search to find plants with particular characteristics.
Note: We endeavor to err on the side of caution when listing zone information. Where noted plants may be hardier than listed.
Acorus americanus is a hardy perennial swamp or bog plant with sweet, spicy-scented leaves. Spadix-like flowers appear in June and July, followed by dark berries. Found at water's edge from Nova Scotia to Virginia to Washington to Alaska. Great for stabilizing pond edges or filling a boggy area.
The king of native grasses, big bluestem has handsome gray to blue-green stems in spring, turning to green alternating with deep red in summer, then to coppery red in fall. Three-fingered seed heads top tall stems in August. Clump forming with excellent drought tolerance once established. Found naturally in moist meadows and along side roads and rivers from Canada to Mexico.
An easy-to-grow, clump-forming, native warm season grass with incredible golden copper fall color. A pioneer soil stabilizing plant that does well in poor, infertile areas and surprisingly well in floodplains. It's wonderful for xeriscaping and restoration projects, or in coastal areas. The attractive fall and winter stems make a unique addition to cut flower arrangements!