Under 6 inches

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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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    Grassy-leaved sweet flag

    Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'

    This aquatic perennial is semi-evergreen and showy, with grassy, striped foliage that reaches less than 1 foot tall.

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    Rain lily

    Zephyranthes reginae

    These Mexican native bulbs actually offer demanding gardeners flowers on demand.

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    Red spider lily

    Lycoris radiata

    Red spider lily’s brilliant red flowers remind me of an azalea’s ball truss.

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    Common snowdrop

    Galanthus nivalis

    Snowdrops are some of the earliest bulbs, and flowers in general, to bloom in spring.

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    Dutch crocus

    Crocus vernus

    Dutch crocus is one of the hardiest, if not the hardiest, crocus species readily available to home gardeners.

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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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    ‘Variegatum’ scented geranium

    Pelargonium crispum ‘Variegatum’

    This lemon-scented, shrubby, upright pelargonium has cream-margined leaves.

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    Bedding zinnia

    Zinnia elegans 'Dreamland Series'

    This annual series is comprised of dwarf, compact plants, 10 to 12 inches tall and half as wide.

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    Saffron crocus

    Crocus sativus

    The saffron crocus blooms in the autumn, producing 1 to 5 rich lilac flowers with dark purple veins, held wide open above inconspicuous foliage.