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Early Spring Bloomers

Kick off warm weather right with bright blooms and welcoming foliage! Consider these plants for eager spring sprouts.
  • Redbud

    The delicate flowers of a redbud (Cercis canadensis) emerge before the foliage. Redbuds offer a pleasant pop of color at eye-level in Spring, and will later bloom into bright leaves. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Golden Shadows

    The young leaves of variegated Golden Shadows pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) glow in the early spring garden (and again in the fall). In addition to colorful leaves, small white flowers will flourish in May or June. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Virginia Bluebells

    Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are ephemeral; they sprout and bloom in spring but die back to the ground in summer. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Bicolor daffodils

    Daffodils are one of the wold's most popular ornamentals. Bicolor daffodils (Narcissus) get their unique blend of colors from selective breeding, and happily mingle with grape hyacinth come spring.

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Grape Hyacinth

    These easy-to-care-for flowers resemble miniature hyacinths and stay around for a long spring. Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) can spread quickly and be invasive, so be careful where you plant them. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Red Trillium

    The bud of a red trillium (Trillium erectum) will open into three stunning purple petals. The plant gets its common name "wake robin" from the robin's red breast that heralds spring. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Forget-me-nots

    Forget-me-nots (Myosotis) reseed and fill in among bulbs. In some areas of the country they have become invasive, so check local recommendations before planting. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Tulips

    Species tulips, such as Tulipa humilis 'Little Beauty' naturalize easily. They're easy to plant and add a wide variety of colors and shapes to your garden. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Japanese Maple

    The Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) is hardy in almost any environment. This plant's variety lets you choose how to fit it into your landscape–sizes range from 2 to 30 feet tall and comes in forms of weeping, rounded, dwarf, upright or cascading. 

    Date Published: February 26, 2018
    Date Updated: February 26, 2018

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