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: 108
BRUNNERA MAC JACKS GOLD - con 1 - Qty: 102
BRUNNERA MAC LOOKING GLASS - con 1 - Qty: 52
BRUNNERA MAC SEA HEART - con 1 - Qty: 100
BRUNNERA MAC VARIEGATA - con 1 - Qty: 126
BRUNNERA MACROPHYLLA - con 1 - Qty: 51

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: 52
DICENTRA FOR KING OF HEARTS - con 1 - Qty: 11
DICENTRA SPE GOLD HEART - con 2 - Qty: 63
DICENTRA SPECTABILIS - con 2 - Qty: 1

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:

EPIMEDIUM ORANGE QUEEN - con 1 - Qty: 1
EPIMEDIUM RUBRUM - con 1 - Qty: 1
EPIMEDIUM VER SULPHUREUM - con 1 - Qty: 2

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:

HELLEBORUS BALLERINA RUFFLES - con 1 - Qty: 8
HELLEBORUS CONFETTI CAKE - con 1 - Qty: 36
HELLEBORUS FANTASY RUFFLES - 6 in Pot - Qty: 30
HELLEBORUS FIRST DANCE - con 1 - Qty: 41
HELLEBORUS HGC CINNAMON SNOW - con 1 - Qty: 19
HELLEBORUS HGC MERLIN - con 1 - Qty: 7
HELLEBORUS IVORY PRINCE - con 1 - Qty: 2
HELLEBORUS MIDNIGHT RUFFLES - 6 in Pot - Qty: 6
HELLEBORUS NEW YORK NIGHT - con 1 - Qty: 38
HELLEBORUS PINK PARACHUTES - con 1 - Qty: 17
HELLEBORUS RED RACER - 6 in Pot - Qty: 20
HELLEBORUS SPANISH FLARE - con 1 - Qty: 6
HELLEBORUS SUNSHINE RUFFLES - 6 in Pot - Qty: 3
HELLEBORUS TRUE LOVE - con 1 - Qty: 5
HELLEBORUS WEDDING BELLS - con 1 - Qty: 14
HELLEBORUS WEDDING PARTY MIXED - con 1 - Qty: 1

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:

Size: con 1 - Qty: 8

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: 153
PHLOX SUB CANDY STRIPE - con 1 - Qty: 2
PHLOX SUB CORAL EYE - con 1 - Qty: 146
PHLOX SUB EMERALD BLUE - TRADE 1 - Qty: 1
PHLOX SUB EMERALD BLUE - con 1 - Qty: 116
PHLOX SUB EMERALD PINK - con 1 - Qty: 122
PHLOX SUB NORTH HILLS - con 1 - Qty: 125
PHLOX SUB PURPLE BEAUTY - con 1 - Qty: 7
PHLOX SUB RED WING - con 1 - Qty: 724
PHLOX SUB SCARLET FLAME - con 1 - Qty: 98
PHLOX SUB STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM - con 1 - Qty: 23

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: 3

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.