THE EARLY SHOW

Early blooming perennials


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THE EARLY SHOW

What we all have been waiting for - SPRING!



Brunnera macrophylla
(Siberian Bugloss)
Brunnera

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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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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 CALIFORNIA DREAMING-  con 1 -  Qty: 99
HELLEBORUS HGC MERLIN-  con 1 -  Qty: 203
HELLEBORUS HGC PINK FROST-  con 1 -  Qty: 203
HELLEBORUS IVORY PRINCE-  con 1 -  Qty: 10
HELLEBORUS NEW YORK NIGHT-  con 1 -  Qty: 36
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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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 CANDY STRIPE-  con 1 -  Qty: 475
PHLOX SUB EMERALD PINK-  con 1 -  Qty: 396
PHLOX SUB EYE CANDY-  con 1 -  Qty: 87
PHLOX SUB PURPLE BEAUTY-  con 1 -  Qty: 338
PHLOX SUB RED WING-  con 1 -  Qty: 474
PHLOX SUB SNOWFLAKE-  con 1 -  Qty: 116
PHLOX SUB WHITE DELIGHT-  con 1 -  Qty: 326
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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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.