Perennial gardens should have interest from the first Crocus to the last of the Ornamental Grasses. Early in the season that interest often comes from fresh emerging growth – the earlier the better! These quick risers are a group of tough perennials that have no problem pushing through matted leaves and mulch in cold spring rains and even snow and ice. Purple Rain Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium yezoense) seen here, are a good choice for early spring interest right from the start. The ferny foliage would be a nice contrast with Tete-a-Tete Narcissus and will bloom a soft blue later in May. Moonshine Yarrow is another later bloomer showing off its golden flowers in summer, but the foliage is an early pusher of interesting fuzzy silver-green leaves.

Others include Valentine Bleeding Heart (Dicentra x) awesome with red-tinged foliage, Tiny Rubies Maiden Pinks (Dianthus grat.), Stonecrop (Sedum) with chunky succulent-like leaves of many colors, Coral Bells (Heuchera) and Ana mentioned another of our top sellers, Foam Flower (Tiarella).

Now is a great time to come check them all out!

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