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: 90
HELLEBORUS CONFETTI CAKE-  con 1 -  Qty: 14
HELLEBORUS HGC MERLIN-  con 1 -  Qty: 183
HELLEBORUS HGC PINK FROST-  con 1 -  Qty: 183
HELLEBORUS ICE N ROSES RED-  con 1 -  Qty: 117
HELLEBORUS IVORY PRINCE-  con 1 -  Qty: 175
HELLEBORUS NEW YORK NIGHT-  con 1 -  Qty: 11
HELLEBORUS NIG SNOWBELLS-  con 1 -  Qty: 59
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: 62
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: 431
PHLOX SUB EMERALD BLUE-  con 1 -  Qty: 259
PHLOX SUB EMERALD PINK-  con 1 -  Qty: 346
PHLOX SUB EYE CANDY-  con 1 -  Qty: 67
PHLOX SUB MAJESTIC MAGENTA-  con 1 - PWINNER  Qty: 124
PHLOX SUB PURPLE BEAUTY-  con 1 -  Qty: 370
PHLOX SUB RED WING-  con 1 -  Qty: 464
PHLOX SUB SNOWFLAKE-  con 1 -  Qty: 96
PHLOX SUB WHITE DELIGHT-  con 1 -  Qty: 209
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: 103
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.