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5 Spring Blooming Perennial Plants

Whether your yard is full of sun, shade or something in between, the right perennial plant can pack a seasonal punch to brighten any spot.  A forgotten corner of the garden can come alive with an early spring bloomer that returns year after year.  Here are a few of our favorite perennial plants that bloom in early spring:

5.  Ascot Rainbow Spurge

Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’

Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia foliage close

Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow flower

ascot rainbow euphorbia tall

This plant puts on a show year round! A unique variegated selection with cream and blue-green foliage, reddish pink coloring in cooler weather. Cream and lime green bloom color.

  • 20” Tall
  • Sun/part shade
  • Blooms in spring
  • Deer Resistant
  • Heat & Drought Tolerant

4.  Sherwood Purple Woodland Phlox

Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’

sherwood purple woodland phlox flower

sherwood purple woodland phlox foliage and buds

This low growing variety, with masses of dainty deep violet flowers, will add a splash of color to your shade garden in the spring.

  • 6 – 8” H
  • Part Shade – Shade
  • Blooms Early to Mid Spring
  • Evergreen

3.  Florence Picotee Lenten Rose

Helleborus x hybridus ‘Florence Picotee’

\helleborus florence picotee flower

helleborus florence picotee flower and bud

Delicate white, double flowers with deep pink margins begin to bloom in late winter to early spring.  This semi-evergreen perennial is the perfect addition to the shade garden.

  • 12-18″ tall x 16-24″ wide
  • Full to part shade
  • Blooms in late winter to early spring
  • Deer resistant

2.  Tapestry Foamy Bells

Heucherella ‘Tapestry’

heucherella tapestry foliage

heucherella tapestry flower

This perennial is enjoyed for its unique foliage shape and color variations. Use in any container or border for a long season of color and interest.

  • 7” Tall x 16” Wide
  • Part Sun – Shade
  • Blooms in Spring
  • Evergreen

1.  Eversheen Japanese Sedge

Carex oshimensis EverColor ‘Eversheen’

carex eversheen sedge

carex eversheen close

Thin blades of gold and green leaf blades are great for edgings, ground covers, as a specimen, or for texture and height in mixed pots.

  • Part – full shade
  • 8 – 10” Tall
  • Weeping habit
  • Semi-evergreen

Mary Ann Guido, Perennial Department Manager, works tirelessly each season to make sure that the Fairview Garden Center Perennials Department is full of the latest, greatest, best bloomers around.  With her attention to detail and close relationship with local growers, you can be assured that Fairview has a fantastic selection of perennial plants!  Call or stop by today!