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Crocus vernus Crocus vernus
(Dutch crocus)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Dutch crocus is one of the hardiest, if not the hardiest, crocus species readily available to home gardeners. A true harbinger of spring, it can be planted in borders, rock gardens, and even lawns. After flowering, the foliage must be left intact until it withers, which may cause lawn-mower anxiety in some gardeners. Often sold as "mixed crocus," cultivars of this species are typically white, lilac, or purple and white striped.

Galanthus elwesii Galanthus elwesii
(giant snowdrop)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

The giant snowdrop has larger flowers and broader leaves than the more common G. nivalis, but grows to the same 4 inches tall and wide. Its white, nodding blooms appear in late winter, signalling spring around the corner.

Galanthus nivalis Galanthus nivalis
(common snowdrop)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Snowdrops are some of the earliest bulbs, and flowers in general, to bloom in spring. Galanthus nivalis is the most common species, and its cultivars are the most commonly grown snowdrops on the market. They are reliably hardy and perennial. They grow to 4 inches tall and wide and flower in mid- to late winter, long before most other plants. They are the first sign of spring around the corner. Flowers are nodding and white.

no image available Tulipa linifolia
(Tulip)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This species tulip blooms in mid- to late spring with fire-engine-red flowers that look like open, pointed stars with purple centers. It reaches 4-6 inches tall and not quite as wide. Species tulips prefer sharp drainage and plenty of room to grow; they will often naturalize. Most do well in rock gardens, small displays, and containers.


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