Our DP72 (1.63 x 3.25”) is our standard plug for most OBL/ FACW species in our Aquatic and Wetland perennials. We often recommend the DP72 when Hydrology is present. The deeper root mass of larger plugs is not an advantage in aquatic planting. The DP72 is also efficient for installation and is one of the more cost-effective options available to buyers. Our most popular DP72 is our Pontederia Cordata, Peltandra virginica, Schoenoplectus tabermontanii, Juncus effusus, and Iris versicolor to name a few.
We offer our DP50’s when a deeper root is an advantage or is requested. For many of our dry-site species the DP50 (1.88 x 4.50”) is our standard. Some popular plugs in our DP50 are our Carex ssp., Packera aurea, Asclepias incarnata, Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii, Lobelia cardinalis, and Pycnanthemum muticum.
The height of the top growth in a DP72 or DP50 is often quite similar. Unless requested, most material will be cut back at shipment to mitigate transpiration during the installation process.