Plant Guide Daphne odora
This evergreen species produces rose-purple buds that open to white and are intensely and exotically fragrant.
Plant Guide Hamamelis mollis
This witch hazel is an upright shrub up to 12 feet tall and wide, with oval, softly hairy, mid-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn.
Plant Guide Narcissus ‘Israel’
This tender paperwhite is well-suited to forcing, blooming 3 to 5 weeks after planting.
Plant Guide Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’
This upright, treelike shrub has heart-shaped, toothed, midgreen leaves.
Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'
These shrubs are beautiful, compact, and easy to grow, making them obvious choices for mixed borders, foundation plantings, and naturalizing.
Plant Guide Helleborus × hybridus cvs.
From late fall through winter, the leathery leaves of hellebores stay glossy, cheery, and green.
Plant Guide Aloe cameronii
Aloe is best known as a medicinal plant, but there are many beautiful aloes as well.
Plant Guide Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum'
Green-and-yellow mottled, shiny, kidney-shaped leaves distinguish this evergreen perennial native to streamsides and seashores in East Asia.
Plant Guide Pieris japonica ‘Dorothy Wyckoff’
This compact, rounded shrub produces reddish-purple buds that first open as soft pink then mature to white.
Plant Guide Helleborus odorus ‘Double Queen’
Hellebores begin blooming in mid-winter in a range of colors, adding much needed color very early in the season.