Late Spring

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    Dwarf purple willow

    Salix purpurea ‘Nana’

    This willow has a lovely matte finish with slender blue-green leaves.

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    Jazz Hands® variegated Chinese fringe-flower

    Loropetalum chinense ‘Irodori’

    Jazz Hands Variegated Chinese Fringeflower is draped in stunning fragrant hot pink strap-like flowers along the branches in early spring.

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    The Princess™ Spanish lavender

    Lavandula stoechas 'IBPR901-2'

    This Spanish lavender features the most intense pink blossoms in the species

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    Sweet William

    Dianthus barbatus

    These short-lived perennials or biennials are charming plants and are worth their weight in gold in the cottage border.

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    Grass lily

    Anthericum saundersiae

    This plant's foot-tall clumps produce white lily-like flowers on thin, arching stems.

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    Yellow trillium

    Trillium luteum

    This mid- to late-spring bloomer bears yellow blossoms atop a trio of leaves often mottled with a paler shade of silvery-green.

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    Pussy-toes

    Antennaria spp.

    Low-growing rosettes of long gray leaves covered in fine gray hairs and gray-white flowers in spring that resemble a cat's paw make Antennaria great plants for edging, pathways, or stone walls.

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    Indian grass

    Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'

    Golden yellow plumes and a vase-like form give 'Indian Steel' a refined look.

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    Creeping Goldenstar

    Chrysogonum virginianum ‘Eco-Lacquered Spider’

    Goldenstar is a creeping groundcover with long, reddish-green leaf stalks and opposite, heart-shaped, hairy mid-green leaves.

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    ‘Persian Chocolate’ moneywort

    Lysimachia congestiflora ‘Persian Chocolate’

    A mass of small purple leaves and abundant golden yellow, bell-shaped flowers distinguish this ground cover.