Early Spring

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    Verbascum ‘Sugar Plum’

    Verbascum 'Sugar Plum'

    This dwarf mullein is just 15 inches tall but it packs a big floral punch.

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    giant snowdrop

    Galanthus elwesii

    The giant snowdrop has larger flowers and broader leaves than the more common G.

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    Anemonella thalictroides

    Anemonella thalictroides

    These plants are noted for their lovely, 1/2- to 1- inch-diameter crystalline white flowers.

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    ‘Pink Chintz’ thyme

    Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'

    One of the first thymes to flower each year, this charming and reliable cultivar bursts into bloom in early spring with unique salmon-pink flowers.

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    ‘Blue Spike’ grape hyacinth

    Muscari armeniacum 'Blue Spike'

    These double-flowered grape hyacinths are a good candidate for beds and borders because they increase only by division.

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    Johnny-jump-up

    Viola tricolor

    This annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial is grown for its long season of pansy flowers in shades of purple, blue, yellow, and white.

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    Cut-leaved toothwort

    Cardamine laciniata

    Cut-leaved toothwort has sharply cut foliage and single white, lavender, or pink nodding flowers that bloom in early spring.

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    Propeller toad shade

    Trillium stamineum

    This striking spring-blooming species features narrow, chocolate-colored petals that twist like a propeller over slightly mottled leaves.

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    Pencil tree

    Euphorbia tirucalli

    This unusual looking plant has many succulent, pencil-like branches.

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    Three-flower maple

    Acer triflorum

    This broadly columnar to spreading tree has peeling brown bark, three-palmate mid-green leaves, and brilliant orange-red fall foliage.