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Best Flowers To Plant In Spring 9

best flowers to plant in spring 9
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Snowdrops Lose the winter blues by planting playful snowdrops in your garden. These nodding white beauties appear in late winter. Hellebore Hellebore—Lenton rose or Christmas rose—blooms in late winter to early spring, with bloom color being dependent on the variety. After flowering, the petals fall, but leave behind the bright sepals which can stay attached to the plant for several weeks, or even months in some cases. Brunnera Brunnera, also known as Siberian bugloss, is an evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with clumps of fuzzy, heart-shaped leaves that will provide interest through the cold months. Sprays of tiny, bright blue flowers appear in the spring. Hardy from zones 3-8, the plant prefers cool, moist shade. Winter Windflower Unlike other members of the windflower family, Anemone blanda has petals that resemble a daisy's. This anemone also blooms earlier than other varieties, appearing as early as March. Hepatica Hepatica, occasionally lumped into the anemone family, produces tiny, low-growing plant whose white, pink or blue flowers open as early as late winter or early spring onward. Bergenia Bergenia is an early-flowering evergreen that produces clusters of bright lilac-magenta flowers from early spring onward. The hardy perennial has glossy leaves that remain green throughout most of the year; in cooler climates they turn red or bronze in fall. Purple Rock Cress Often seen cascading over walls and rock gardens, Aubretia deltoidea is one of the earliest and most colorful spring-flowering perennials. Candytuft Perfect for rock gardens, candytuft is a woody evergreen in zones 4-9, though performs best in areas with milder winters. White flowers appear in spring; some varieties bloom again in fall. Image courtesy of HGTVGardens community member Laura K Cyclamen Cyclamen hederifolium is hardy performer producing prolific fall blooms, ranging from 3 to 6 inches tall in pink and white. They display very handsome attractive foliage that lasts from winter through spring, going dormant once the weather warms up. Winter Heath Heath is a low-growing, spreading evergreen with purple-pink flowers from late winter to spring. It makes a good ground cover plant. 'Sweet Kate' Tradescantia This spiderwort has brilliant blue flowers and bright yellow foliage in early spring. Mixed bulbs Spring bulbs are easiest of all to plant in the fall Daffodils Hardy daffodils can be planted in the fall for spring flowers. Coreopsis This native wildflower brings cheer to sunny gardens and containers. Dianthus Many Dianthus flower very early through late spring. Woodland Phlox Phlox divaricata is an early-blooming, native woodland perennial. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra) Bleeding heart grows best in a lightly shaded spot and delights in spring with its unique, heart-shaped blooms. Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata requires good drainage and is one of the cheeriest late winter flowers. Blue Star Blue star (Amsonia) has willowy foliage and sky-blue spring flowers. Sweet Violets Violets are the bane of lawn maintenance, but beautiful (and edible) late winter perennials for woodland gardens. White Flag Iris White flag iris (Iris albicans) blooms nearly a month before other bearded irises. Lily of the Valley Lily of the valley is a traditional spring-blooming herbaceous groundcover for cold-climate gardens. Red Columbine Spring-blooming red columbine (Aquilegia formosa) spreads very well once established. Trillium There are many great trilliums for early spring woodland gardens. Trillium Ovatum Bright white Trillium ovatum shines in the spring woodland garden. 'Sarah Bernhardt' Peony With large bubblegum-pink blooms, 'Sarah Bernhardt' is one of several very early-blooming peonies.

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