THE EARLY SHOW

Early blooming perennials


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THE EARLY SHOW

Let the show begin with these spring beauties!
Great planted alongside tulips and daffodils.



Brunnera macrophylla
(Siberian Bugloss)
Brunnera

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BRUNNERA MAC JACK FROST-  con 1 -  Qty: 131
BRUNNERA MAC VARIEGATA-  con 1 -  Qty: 69
The dainty, forget-me-not type blue flowers appear in April, right after the foliage emerges. This shade-loving perennial comes in plain green, as well as several silver-leafed varieties and one with variegated foliage.

Dicentra
(Bleeding Heart)
Dicentra

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A classic for the shade garden. D. spectabilis is a large variety that has arching stems of heart-shaped pink blooms. D. spe. 'Gold Heart' has the same blooms, but with striking golden yellow foliage. The dwarf varieties have finely cut foliage, smaller flowers, and continue blooming into the summer.

Epimedium
(Barrenwort or Bishop's Hat)
Epimedium

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EPIMEDIUM RUBRUM-  con 1 -  Qty: 56
EPIMEDIUM VER SULPHUREUM-  con 1 -  Qty: 75
Dainty flowers on wiry stems appear in early spring. The blooms resemble tiny columbine flowers. Small, heart-shaped leaves unfold shortly after. Great for dry, shady areas.


Helleborus
(Lenten Rose)
Helleborus

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HELLEBORUS BALLERINA RUFFLES-  con 1 -  Qty: 64
HELLEBORUS CONFETTI CAKE-  con 1 -  Qty: 40
HELLEBORUS DARK AND HANDSOME-  con 1 -  Qty: 68
HELLEBORUS FANTASY RUFFLES-  con 1 -  Qty: 48
HELLEBORUS FIRST DANCE-  con 1 -  Qty: 91
HELLEBORUS GRAPE GALAXY-  con 1 -  Qty: 78
HELLEBORUS NEW YORK NIGHT-  con 1 -  Qty: 50
HELLEBORUS SHOWTIME RUFFLES-  con 1 -  Qty: 75
HELLEBORUS SPANISH FLARE-  con 1 -  Qty: 24
HELLEBORUS TRUE LOVE-  con 1 -  Qty: 32
HELLEBORUS WEDDING BELLS-  con 1 -  Qty: 47
This shade lover is one of the earliest to bloom, often blooming February. Many varieties are available, with large single or double blooms. The evergreen foliage grows 18-24" tall.

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'
(Woodland Phlox)
Phlox div. 'Blue Moon'

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PHLOX DIV BLUE MOON-  con 1 -  Qty: 173
Fragrant, large blue flower clusters appear in April. Grows 12-14" tall with a spreading habit.

Phlox subulata
(Moss Phlox or Creeping Phlox)
Phlox

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PHLOX SUB AMAZING GRACE-  con 1 -  Qty: 137
PHLOX SUB CANDY STRIPE-  con 1 -  Qty: 369
PHLOX SUB CORAL EYE-  con 1 -  Qty: 132
PHLOX SUB EMERALD BLUE-  con 1 -  Qty: 48
PHLOX SUB EMERALD PINK-  con 1 -  Qty: 244
PHLOX SUB FORT HILL-  QUART -  Qty: 51
PHLOX SUB NORTH HILLS-  con 1 -  Qty: 130
PHLOX SUB PURPLE BEAUTY-  con 1 -  Qty: 152
PHLOX SUB RED WING-  con 1 -  Qty: 890
PHLOX SUB SCARLET FLAME-  con 1 -  Qty: 135
PHLOX SUB SNOWFLAKE-  con 1 -  Qty: 279
PHLOX SUB STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM-  con 1 -  Qty: 259
PHLOX SUB WHITE DELIGHT-  con 1 -  Qty: 376
The evergreen mat of needle-like foliage produces a carpet of color in early spring. Some varieties will rebloom in the fall.


Stylophorum diphyllum
(Wood Poppy or Celandine Poppy)
Stylophorum'

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STYLOPHORUM DIPHYLLUM-  con 1 -  Qty: 74
A native to woody areas, this perennial produces large, golden yellow, butter-cup shaped blooms in early spring. Prefers a moist soil, and naturalizes well. Perfect for shady rain gardens. Grows 24" tall.