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Landscape Plugs™

Our best low-maintenance native perennials and grasses are available in plugs designed to be planted directly in the ground. We offer a wide selection of Eastern US natives and their cultivars selected for beauty and durability. Two sizes are available for direct planting, LP50 and LP32. LP50 items are generally forb and grass species with taproots or deep fibrous root systems. Our LP50 plugs are 5.00" deep by 2.00" square and come 50 to a standard nursery liner. The LP32 plant palette contains species with lateral root systems and are generally more fibrous and shallowly rooted species. Our LP32 plugs are 4.00" deep by 2.22" square and come 32 per to a standard nursery liner. Landscape Plugs™ offer an exciting alternative for quick establishment of plants in landscapes and containers.

Plant Selection
We are very selective in our choices for the Landscape Plugs™ program so that your planting gets off to a great start. All plants in our plug program are native to the midatlantic states, well suited to this climate and tolerant of drought and extreme temperature fluctuations. Robust root systems make for quick establishment and less initial watering. Plants purchased in spring are vernalized and ready to grow.

Why Use Landscape Plugs™?

  • Plants usually reach flowering size in first season and have a high transplant success rate.
  • Quicker and more reliable than seed, with erosion control starting in weeks rather than months.
  • LP50 plugs have deep (5") roots that establish quickly.
  • Compact size is easy to transport - a real cost saver.
  • Plants are chosen for wide adaptability and ease of transplanting and establishment.
  • Excellent choices for wildlife habitat development, providing food & shelter for many species.
  • Plugs come in flats made of 100% recycled plastic and are #6 recyclable.

Many thanks to the Biota of North America Program (BONAP) for the use of their North American Plant Atlas species distribution maps, which can be found on each native Landscape Plug™ species page. Click the map image to enlarge and view the plant's distribution status by county via link to the BONAP site. All map images are courtesy: Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2013. Taxonomic Data Center. ( Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2013. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)] 

Botanical Name     Common Name

Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'

Hakone grass

This exceptionally elegant grass deserves a spot in every garden with its graceful habit and easy culture. Narrow stripes of creamy white accent each deep green leaf, providing a bright glimmer as the leaves sway gently in the breeze. Taller than other selections, 'Albovariegata' is also more vigorous and should be planted in groups of three or more for best effect. It is very tolerant of sun if the soil does not dry out, but may be happiest in a bright shaded spot. Airy flowers appear in late summer as the foliage becomes tipped in pink.

Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata' Hakone grass from North Creek Nurseries

Helenium autumnale

common sneezeweed

Our local native with yellow or bronze single daisy-like flowers on stout branched stems in late summer. Petals have distinct tooth-like indentations; hence the common name, dog-toothed daisy. All sneezeweeds have three-lobed petals which distiguish them from Rudbeckia and other yellow coneflowers. Brown, rust colored fruit appear in fall. Great for cut flowers and the avid butterfly gardener.

Helenium autumnale '' common sneezeweed from North Creek Nurseries

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'


A free-flowering plant to brighten up the late summer garden. Covered in intense light yellow single 2-3" flowers from July to September. An irresistible butterfly plant.

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' sunflower from North Creek Nurseries

Heliopsis helianthoides

smooth oxeye

This local native sunflower happily naturalizes in moist or dry conditions. Upright and clump forming with bright, 2", single, medium gold flowers for eight weeks, peaking in July. Imagine, a self sowing butterfly magnet, that also doubles as a birdfeeder in the fall. Excellent cut flower!


Heliopsis helianthoides '' smooth oxeye from North Creek Nurseries

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Bleeding Hearts'

Smooth ox-eye

Another Heliopsis seed selection by Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Heliopsis helianthoides 'Bleeding Hearts' stands 4' tall with dark purple foliage and black stems providing a perfect foil for the blooms beginning at a fire red then orange-red turning to bronze colored as they fade. 'Bleeding Hearts' begins blooming in its first year and blooms from June to mid-October. 

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Bleeding Hearts' Smooth ox-eye from North Creek Nurseries

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts'

smooth oxeye

A seed selection by Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Heliopsis helianthoides 'Burning Hearts' stands 4' tall with dark red purple foliage and abundant contrasting yellow daisy-like flowers with orange centers. Plant begins blooming in its first year and blooms from June to mid-October. 

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts' smooth oxeye from North Creek Nurseries

Helleborus Brandywine™

Lenten rose

We are delighted to have introduced this magnificent series from Hellebore breeder David Culp! His 15 years of breeding using rare species and prized selections from collectors and specialty nurseries has produced a premium strain with clear colors and distinctive forms. This group promises plenty of doubles and anemones, as well as dark reds, spotted pinks, picotees, and apricots. A keen eye, hand pollination, and years of careful selection mean beautiful plants for you!

Helleborus Brandywine™ '' Lenten rose from North Creek Nurseries

Helleborus foetidus

bearsfoot hellebore
Intriguing, finely cut, leathery dark green foliage makes an interesting and nearly evergreen groundcover for average to dry shade. Numerous chartreuse bell-like flowers, often rimmed in red, are held above leaves in late winter. One of the first bloomers in spring!
Helleborus foetidus '' bearsfoot hellebore from North Creek Nurseries

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain'

American alumroot

This is a seed propagated strain selected by Dale Hendricks that is really fantastic and excitingly variable. Unique silver-blue marbled foliage accented by white flowers on long panicles in the spring. Excellent drought tolerant ground cover. Foliage display is amazing!

Heuchera americana 'Dale's Strain' American alumroot from North Creek Nurseries

Heuchera longiflora

longflower alumroot

A beautiful display when used en masse, the long flowering stems of this alumroot sway high above deep green foliage mottled in silver highlights. Tubular calyces surround the pale yellow flowers and securely affix them to upright stems. Expect flowering from late May into June.

Heuchera longiflora '' longflower alumroot from North Creek Nurseries

Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride'

Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride'

alumroot, coral bells

Fuzzy, chartreuse to lime green, nearly evergreen foliage erupts in September with white fountains of pure white flowers continuing until frost. A very easy-care plant tolerant of dry shade and a wide variety of conditions. A good, tough exciting meat-and-potatoes groundcover that doubles as a cut flower! Great for moist shade. Named and introduced by Bluemount Nurseries, Monkton, MD.

Heuchera macrorhiza 'Autumn Bride' alumroot, coral bells from North Creek Nurseries

Hibiscus moscheutos

Hibiscus moscheutos

swamp rosemallow

This shrublike herbaceous perennial is a vigorous grower with large, glabrous leaves and 4-5" wide flowers that range from pink to white. The flowers last only for one day, but they appear consistently until the end of the season. An amazing show of color and grace!

Hibiscus moscheutos '' swamp rosemallow from North Creek Nurseries