THE EARLY SHOW

Early blooming perennials -




the early show

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



Brunnera macrophylla
(Siberian Bugloss)

Brunnera


AVAILABILITY:

BRUNNERA MAC JACK FROST - con 1 - Qty: 215
BRUNNERA MAC JACKS GOLD - con 1 - Qty: 11
BRUNNERA MAC STERLING SILVER - con 1 - Qty: 83
BRUNNERA MAC VARIEGATA - con 1 - Qty: 109

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.


'Jack Frost' - green leaves with a silvery overlay
'Looking Glass' PP17829 - solid silver overlay
'Silver Heart' PP24685 - bright silver
'Variegata' green with white edges



Dicentra
(Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra


AVAILABILITY:

DICENTRA EXIMIA LUXURIANT - con 1 - Qty: 11
DICENTRA SPE VALENTINE - con 2 - Qty: 16
DICENTRA SPECTABILIS - con 2 - Qty: 100

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:


'Luxuriant' - ferny foliage and small, light pink, heart-shaped flowers
'King of Hearts' - ferny foliage and small, dark pink blooms



Epimedium
(Barrenwort or Bishop's Hat)

Epimedium


AVAILABILITY:

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.


'grandiflorum' - white blooms 8-10"
'rubrum' - bicolor red & white blooms - 6-12"
'sulphureum' - yellow and white blooms - 10-12"
'Orange Queen' - coppery orange, 8-10"



Helleborus
(Lenten Rose)

Helleborus


AVAILABILITY:

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.


'Cinnamon Snow' - single cream flowers with cinnamon overlay
'Ivory Prince' - single ivory-colored blooms
'New York Night' - single dark purple blooms
'Rome in Red' - single maroon blooms
'Sunshine Ruffles' - double yellow with red edges
'Winter Thrillers Mix' - single & double blooms all colors



Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'
(Woodland Phlox)

Phlox div. 'Blue Moon'


AVAILABILITY:

Fragrant, large blue flower clusters appear in April. Grows 12-14" tall with a spreading habit.




Phlox subulata
(Moss Phlox or Creeping Phlox)

Phlox


AVAILABILITY:

PHLOX SUB AMAZING GRACE - con 1 - Qty: 9
PHLOX SUB CORAL EYE - con 1 - Qty: 168
PHLOX SUB EMERALD PINK - con 1 - Qty: 142
PHLOX SUB FORT HILL - QUART - Qty: 54
PHLOX SUB NORTH HILLS - con 1 - Qty: 13
PHLOX SUB RED WING - con 1 - Qty: 412
PHLOX SUB SNOWFLAKE - con 1 - Qty: 44
PHLOX SUB STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM - con 1 - Qty: 290
PHLOX SUB WHITE DELIGHT - con 1 - Qty: 98

The evergreen mat of needle-like foliage produces a carpet of color in early spring. Some varieties will rebloom in the fall.


'Emerald Blue' - lavender-blue flowers
'Emerald Pink' - bright pink flowers
'Purple Beauty' - lavender-purple flowers. may rebloom in Fall
'Red Wing' - carmine-red flowers
'Snowflake' - pure white flowers



Stylophorum diphyllum
(Wood Poppy or Celandine Poppy)

Stylophorum'


AVAILABILITY:

Size: con 1 - Qty: 97

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.