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Spring Blooms for Your Garden

Dust off those gardening gloves and prep your garden for spring! We gathered our top annuals, perennials, and bulbs that are perfect for spring weather. For some more inspiration, whether you happen to be a beginner or an experienced gardener, check out BHG’s complete collection of garden plans! -- Hilary Hamilton, shopBHG Assistant

Spring Blooms for Your Garden
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One of the most beloved hyacinths of all time, 'City of Harlem' hyacinth is prized for its bright primrose yellow flowers, which i...s a rare color in hyacinths. It blooms in mid-spring on sturdy 8-12? stems, filling beds, borders and your favorite containers with cheerful color and enticing fragrance. These hyacinths blend well with muscari and winter pansies, and are also suitable for forcing to enjoy indoors in the depths of winter. Our plump, premium hyacinth bulbs are guaranteed to delight! read more

City of Harlem Hyacinth - 10 bulbs
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Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar Name: Hydrangea quercifolia Doughill. Gatsbys Star? puts out enchanting white double blooms, ri...ght at eye level! This Oakleaf Hydrangea has a compact habit, with blooms that are anything but! 12 inches long (or more), these panicles of double blooms make a very impressive show, especially in groups, where they appear to create a whole country night skys worth of stars. The moderate size of Gatsbys Star? also makes it a gorgeous addition to the back of the border or to your homes foundation. The tasteful white blooms will complement almost any other plant in the landscape, making this Hydrangea exceptionally versatile. And the whimsical blooms are the perfect touch in a woodland garden! If you dont have 5 to 6 feet of space for Gatsbys Star? to reach its full height, you can prune it to keep it tidy and (even) more compact. This native blooms in midsummer, but its flowers remain striking well into cool weather. The blooms arise on new wood, so it is best to prune in late fall or early spring. In the fall the green foliage and white blooms both take on a burgundy tinge for a flush of late-season interest. Gatsbys Star? is adaptable, working well with most soils, as long as it is well-drained and gets some sun. In the south it prefers some shade, and in the north it likes full sun and some shelter from the chilliest winds. The enormous white blooms are resolute, appearing reliably each year regardless of climate, pruning, or soil pH! Zones 5 to 9. read more

Gatsbys Star Hydrangea
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Small in size but big in appeal! Fruit Cup was bred from old-fashioned Jonquillas. It is very hardy and produces 2 to 3 flowers pe...r 12 inch stem. The flowers are small but exquisite, with greenish white petals and yellow-green cups. They are crisp, perky, sweetly fragrant and long-lasting. Perfect for potting, rock gardens, or planting in natural casual clusters in the garden. read more

Fruit Cup Jonquilla Daffodil - 10 bulbs
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Madame Lemoine is a French Hybrid Lilac with a wide, spreading habit of shiny, dark green summer leaves accented with deliciously ...scented double white flowers. These spring blooms are ideal as cut flowers, as theyre very attractive, and one cluster can perfume an entire room! Easy to grow in average, medium-moisture soil, Madame Lemoine will tolerate light shade but blooms best in full sun. Youll find it prefers organically rich, slightly acidic soils with good drainage. Once its established in your garden, it tends to be ignored by deer and is quite drought tolerant, only needing occasional watering. Growing to a height of 8 to 10 feet and spreading 7 to 10 feet, it makes a wonderful screen or border specimen. And since its a magnet for bees, butterflies, and birds, this is one shrub you dont want to miss! Zones 3-7. read more

Madame Lemoine Lilac
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Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: HORheart. Theres never been a Hydrangea like Edgy® Hearts! Its a whole new look for this ...charming shrub, and one to be treasured in the border, foundation, container, and vase! Each petal on these big, full, rounded flowerheads is folded lengthwise, creating a heart-shaped look. This would be remarkable enough, but each is also edged in white! Whether your alkaline soil turns the petal interiors pink or your acidic mix shades them blue, the edges will be a neat, trim white! (And the pink or blue will turn to a nice shade of lime-green with maturity, by the way!) Simply stunning. Edgy® Hearts is a compact shrub, just 3 to 5 feet high and wide in the garden and usually a bit smaller in containers. The blooms are full-size, however (about 8 to 10 inches in diameter), so they look huge among the glossy, bright green foliage. Theyre great for cutting -- be sure to dry some as everlastings, either with their fresh pink/blue color or after they fade to green. And they make lovely fresh cuts as well. This Big Leaf Hydrangea comes to us from Dresden, Germany. Compact container Hydrangeas are all the rage in Europe, and we think Edgy® Hearts takes the shrub to a whole new level. Give it a try, and we think youll agree! Zones 5-9. read more

Edgy Hearts Hydrangea
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Giant bouquets of 18 to 30 flowers decorate this beautifully rounded, dense deciduous azalea in mid-spring, appearing before the f...oliage and remaining for several weeks. A gloriously fragrant, free-flowering variety developed as part of the Northern Lights series of cold-hardy Rhododendrons, Lemon Lights has the ability to transform your sunny to partly shaded landscape twice a year! The trumpet-shaped blooms are pale yellow with a darker yellow blotch, very showy and tightly packed into big rounded trusses. Sweet-scented, they fill the mid-spring garden with the promise of another glorious growing season. As they mature, the slender mid-green foliage begins to fill in, quickly becoming quite lush and dense. After the spring blooms, Lemon Lights remains green and beautiful through summer, then turns purple in autumn before dropping its leaves for winter. This second season of beauty sets Lemon Lights apart from many Rhodies, adding to its appeal. But the major draw of this lovely interspecific hybrid is its cold hardiness. Bud-hardy to temperatures of -30 to -45 degrees F, it is suitable for all climates in zone 4. Mulch it in well, both to offer good temperature stability and to ensure that its roots are undisturbed, and select a site with excellent drainage and acidic soil. Keep the soil well-fed and rich for best growth and flowering. A natural slow grower, Lemon Lights reaches 5 feet high and wide, and blooms for decades. It has an upright, somewhat rounded habit, multi-stemmed and very well filled with flowering branches. A superb performer, its yellow blooms and strong fragrance set it apart from many other Rhododendrons. It is a treasure for the foundation, as a hedge, or in the border. Zones 4-8. Cannot ship to WA. read more

Lemon Lights Rhododendron
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Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: Hokomarevo The color changes on a single Revolution shrub are simply incredible! Expect c...ombinations of deep pink, maroon and blue blooms, all with green highlights as the flowers mature. Every color can be present at once on this heavily reblooming shrub, creating an unforgettable look in garden and container! You simply wont believe it as one bloom turns a combination of magenta and true blue, while another blazes fuchsia-pink! Its as if all the colors and combinations possible in the Hydrangea family have come together in a single shrub! Revolution is super heavy-blooming as well, with a generous encore in autumn. If you live in an area where late frosts and dropping temperatures have nipped your Hydrangea blooms in the bud, youll be assured of at least one season of color every year! And elsewhere, you get a fall wash of color to complement the long early-season bloom. Everlasting? is a Dutch series, and it was originally bred for the cut-flower market, so the emphasis is entirely on the blooms. The flower stems are stronger and straighter than those of many other Hydrangeas, ensuring that the blooms wont flop or twist. The flowers are ultra long-lasting and quite large, especially when seen on the plant, which is just 3 to 4 feet high and wide. Give this mophead consistently moist soil and a bit of shade in every climate except the most northern. Do not allow it to dry out completely, but make sure the soil drainage is good. Revolution grows quickly and easily, its large, toothy leaves keeping the shrub handsome even when it isnt blooming. This may just become your favorite Hydrangea of all time! Zones 5-9. read more

Everlasting Revolution Hydrangea
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These delightful Dutch Iris are exquisite in arrangements and in the garden. Very winter-hardy, blooming profusely in mid-spring.

Mixed Dwarf Iris - 10 bulbs
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Wojnars Purple is ideal for every garden, even small ones, due to its conveniently compact habit. Reaching a very manageable matur...e size of 3 to 4 feet high and wide, this lovely evergreen forms a rounded shrub, densely furnished with deep green foliage. But of course, its the mid- to late spring blooms that are the main feature! The blossoms are wide-flaring, wavy-edged, and funnel-shaped, with a red-purple center and a dark purple-black-blotched upper lobe. They appear in large clusters, creating an explosion of brilliant color! Wojnars Purple has exhibited exceptional hardiness as well as beauty. It performs best in evenly moist, well-drained, richly organic, acidic soils in bright shade. It will tolerate sun with some protection from summer heat. Regular watering is required, and mulch is recommended to conserve moisture and keep the roots cool. If pruning is necessary, do so just after the flowers fade but before the next years buds form. Zones 5-9. read more

Wojnars Purple Rhododendron
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Welcome spring into your garden with this highly fragrant selection of our native American Creeping Phlox. Boasting dark pink bloo...ms, slender deep green foliage, and a quick-spreading habit, Home Fires is a magnificent way to carpet the partly shaded garden floor in rich color and spread sweet scent far and wide! Spreading quickly by stolons, this perennial leafs out early in spring and quickly covers itself in buds that burst into profuse bloom. The fragrance is sweet without being cloying, and adds a freshness to the garden that is just perfect among flowering bulbs and in the bare beds of late-opening perennials and shrubs. Home Fires is floriferous and wonderfully dense, creating a lush mat that chokes out weeds, shades the soil, and helps retain moisture. Expect it to reach 6 to 10 inches high and to spread 2 feet wide, never invasive but instead meandering around other plants as well as rocks and garden features. You will love this low maintenance joy! Zones 4-8. read more

Home Fires Creeping Phlox
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This annual is very versatile in the garden. It likes all sun requirements. The cluster of flowers are a deep, sky blue color and ...are easy to grow. 1 pound will cover 2,000 square feet. Order now. read more

Cynoglessum amabile - Chinese Forget Me Not Bulk Seed - 1 pound
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The Darwin Hybrids were developed as a result of crossing the Single Late and the Early Fosteriana tulips. They are the most weath...er resistant and have the largest heads. Exceptional tulips for the perennial garden! read more

Mixed Darwin Hybrid Tulips - 10 bulbs
Burpee

Nice mix of flower colors for early season bloom. Spikes of speckled, shapely blooms flower in shades of pink, rose, purple, cream..., primrose and white in early summer of second season after seed is sown. Grows well in partial shade or sun in borders and woodland gardens. Poisonous if eaten. Biennial. Ht. 5'. read more

Foxglove, Excelsior Hybrid Mix
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One of the best evergreen Azaleas for multi-season bloom on a grand scale, Abbeys Re-View offers brilliant lavender-pink blooms in... both spring and fall, plus dense, rich foliage year-round. A selection of the classic P.J.M. Hybrid, it offers superior heat resistance and a leafier habit than its famous parent. In early spring, this broadleaf evergreen sets big clusters of bright blooms among the dark blue-green foliage. Very heavy-blooming, it puts on a huge show, first in spring and again in early fall in most climates. Reaching 6 to 8 feet high and wide, this is a fine Rhododendron to use as a hedge, privacy screen, foundation accent, or border standout. Abbeys Re-View was developed by Georgia plantsman Roger Flotta, so it comes by its heat resistance honestly. Compact and rounded, it packs a lot of greenery and blooms into its space. Very pest- and disease-resistant, it is a carefree accent for sun to partial shade. Consider it behind more compact varieties, such as lavender-flowered Elsie Lee, or alongside similar-sized Azaleas such as Northern Hi-Lights, which shares its fragrance with Abbeys Re-View. It is also a great choice for a mass planting. Reblooming Azaleas are few and far between, and Abbeys Re-View is especially valuable for its stellar parentage and lovely blooms. Trouble-free and easy to grow, its a good choice for many climates, particularly the warm southern and southwestern regiions. Zones 5-9. read more

Abbeys Re-View Azalea
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Gibraltar is an exceptional Exbury hybrid boasting huge trusses of flat, 2 1/2-inch flowers with broad, charmingly fringed, copper...y orange-red petals. A mid-season bloomer and very heavy budder, it is unusually hardy, richly fragrant, and easy to grow. All of our outstanding deciduous Azaleas are large flowered, deliciously fragrant plants that add a new dimension to Azalea colors. Easily grown and quite rugged, these beauties are highly mildew-resistant. Gibraltar is so exceptional that it was given Rhododendron of the Year honors in 2007 by the American Rhododendron Society (ARS). It reaches 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. Full sun only in zones 5 and 6. Part shade in zones 7 and 8. Zones 5-8. read more

Gibraltar Azalea
Burpee

Antique-looking pastel shades of silky flowers. Nothing adds merriment to a flowerbed like our whimsical pansies. These unique, si...lky 3" flowers bloom in old fashioned pastel shades, early and continuously. Pansy plants ship in early fall, at your proper planting time. Space plants 6" apart. read more

Pansy, Antique Shades Hybrid Mix
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Breakthrough introduction from Italy. Straight from Italy, a breakthrough improvement over classic ruffled pansies. Large 2½" bloo...ms display brightly colored and patterned petals that are extra-frilled. Ht: 8". read more

Pansy, Moulin Rouge
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Easy to grow, fast flowering, super colors. Mouth-watering color and silky crepe-paper petals make this poppy a scrumptious showpi...ece throughout summer. Splashy watermelon blooms are dotted with a delicious creamy white center, ideal for cooling sunny beds with small or large drifts. Easy to grow and fast to flower. read more

Poppy, California Watermelon Heaven
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Each season brings new beauty to Akatsuki, a C. kousa cultivar whose name means red moon. This slow-growing, delightful little Dog...wood charms with variegated foliage, bicolor blooms, and rich fall foliage -- all on a neat vase-shaped habit! If youre looking for the perfect specimen for sun to part shade, you have just found it! In spring, the new leaves unfurl bright green with wide, irregular white margins. Very showy, they keep this variegation right through summer and fall, though the colors change! By late spring, the blooms are beginning to open. Very large and white, they sport big reddish-pink spots and blotches, giving them an all-over pink cast from a distance Akatsuki is super-floriferous, so expect blooms everywhere on this vase-shaped little tree! The flowers continue into early summer, and as the weather warms up, the white edges of the foliage begin to sport washes of pink, as if theyre getting a bit of a sunburn! The color remains until fall, when it turns a rich shade of purple, creating amazing combinations on each leaf: mauve and violet, rose and lavender, plum and midnight-purple! Stunning! Akatsuki reaches only 8 to 10 feet high and wide after a decades growth. It thrives in full sun in the north, partial shade farther south and west, and can tolerate quite a bit of shade without losing vigor or bloom strength. Very content in heavy clay soil and tolerant of heat, humidity, and dry conditions, it is an especially easy tree to love. And no garden presence is more beautiful from spring through fall! This tree was introduced by Japanese plantsman Akiri Shibamichi, and is a sport of the popular Satomi. Welcome it into the garden this season, and enjoy it for decades to come! Zones 5-8. read more

Akatsuki Dogwood
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Another member of the Dalmation series, this Foxglove covers itself in late spring with peach-colored blooms accented with orange-...apricot speckles in the throat. The compact plants are quite uniform in height (16 to 20 inches), so youll be able to create a dazzling display in your sunny to partly shaded perennial garden! Zones 5-9.Note: Digitalis is one of the most famous toxic plants. While small doses of the plant are actually used to good effect in heart medicine, high doses can cause cardiac arrhythmia and even death. So be sure to keep children and pets away from your Digitalis and any water that the flowers have been in. read more

Dalmatian Peach Foxglove
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Fast growing and free-blooming, this splendid flower graces the garden with glossy green, very attractive foliage and white flower...s with a ring of red. Also known as poppy anemone, it grows 8-10 inches tall, is an excellent cut flower and superb in containers. Plantings attract butterflies and deer leave them alone. *Please soak bulbs in lukewarm water for a few hours prior to planting to wake them up. read more

Bicolor Anemone coronaria - 25 bulbs
Wayside Gardens

Plant Patent 20,575. Cultivar name: Penda Bloomerang® is such an improvement over older Lilac varieties, it might as well be a new... species! This reblooming wonder is super-compact, fragrant, heavily budded, and just a flowering machine for 4 months or more every year! Reaching just 4 to 5 feet high and 4 feet wide, Bloomerang® Purple is bushy and well-branched, with masses and masses of fragrant purply-pink blooms. The heaviest cycle is in spring, when the shrub simply transforms itself into a mass of color. But after resting for a few weeks, it returns in midsummer and continues with another show well into fall! Ideal for cutting, these blooms have that heavenly, unmistakeable lilac scent that says, Spring is here in every self-respecting northern garden. Cut all you like for the vase; there are plenty to go around on this shrub! They perfume the garden deliciously. And Bloomerang® has proven very resistant to powdery mildew, that scourge of Lilac in wet climates and humid areas. Left alone by deer and easy to grow, Bloomerang® is a must-have shrub for the sunny to lightly shaded garden. Zones 4-7. read more

Bloomerang Purple Lilac
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Long grown as a cut-flower favorite, freesia make fabulous additions to your spring garden. Plants grow about 2 feet, and are stud...ded throughout spring with brightly colored, tubular flowers that hummingbirds love. Delicious scent! read more

Mixed Double Freesia - 25 bulbs
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With a name like Unique, you will be expecting a plant that brings something truly special to your garden, and thats exactly what ...you get! This highly attractive Rhododendron offers a compact, mounded habit of thick, dark green foliage thats blanketed in early to mid-spring with large trusses of crimson-spotted white flowers with a pinkish tinge. The dome-shaped trusses hold about 14 funnel-shaped flowers, each about 2¾ across. Even when not in bloom, this easy-to-grow evergreen shrub makes an eye-catching garden accent. The leaves are oblong-ovate, about 3 inches long, and very densely set. Reaching a height and width of 4 to 6 feet, its impressive enough for the largest, most well-maintained landscapes but manageable enough to also fit into small gardens and informal settings. Unique performs best in organically rich, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to allow it to establish a deep, extensive root system. After bloom, feed with an acidic fertilizer. A thick layer of mulch is recommended to keep the roots cool. This shrub prefers cooler regions, but some protection from harsh winter winds is beneficial. Zones 6-8. read more

Rhododendron Unique
BloomingBulb

Mons. Jules Eli double flowering peony is a vibrant pink. Flowers bloom 5-7 inches across. Fragrant.

Mons. Jules Eli Peony - 1 root division
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The best choice for an authentic Victorian country garden. One sniff of this stock's luxuriant fragrance will leave you utterly en...chanted. With its wonderfully sweet fragrance and vibrant, full colors, this stock is the best choice for an authentic Victorian country garden. A balanced mix of deep violet, rose shades, purple, pink and white. Prefers cool weather. read more

Stock, Harmony Mix
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U.S. Plant Patent #16,309 As gorgeous as its namesake, Venus® covers itself from head to toe in perfect 4-petaled blooms of pure s...now white. Because of its gorgeous display, this showy Dogwood has won several awards, including Most Successful New Plant at PLANTARIUM 2007 and Best Novelty of the Year at IPM 2008. One look at a Venus® in full bloom will show you what the fuss is all about. The spring- to early summer-blooms are exquisitely formed, with perfect round edges and just a bit of ruffling. The exceptionally large (over 6 inches across!) white blooms absolutely blanket the tree with their snow-white faces. Venus® is extremely floriferous, producing compact, dense heads of floral bracts. These blooms are long-lasting, as well, holding on for 3 weeks or more! Venus® has a relatively compact habit, growing slowly to a mature height and width of 15 to 20 feet. The top baloons out, growing just slightly wider than it is tall. The foliage is thickly branched and covered in glossy green foliage that turns red in the fall. It even produces a strawberry-like ornamental fruit through the fall months. This cross between the Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) and Korean Dogwood (Cornus kousa) is healthier and more robust than either parent. Venus® exhibits excellent pest and disease resistance: no insect or disease problems have been observed during the plants field testing, and in particular it displayed a resistance to powdery mildew and anthracnose. Venus® can be grown in well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils and will benefit from a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch, which helps keep the roots cool and moist in summer. This healthy Dogwood has a reputation for good tolerance of drought conditions, and will grow very vigorously under the right conditions. This plant exhibits great cold hardiness in zone 6, with no winter die-back. Zones 5-9. Give it full sun in the North and part-shade in the South. read more

Venus Dogwood
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Bright mix of red, cream, orange, gold and pink. The California poppy is not a true poppy but has a similar look and feeling. Blos...soms in our mix come in red, cream, orange, gold and pink. Silky cups, 2-3" wide, flutter on finely-cut silvery olive-green foliage. They will blooms from spring into summer, especially in cool weather. Sow seeds where plants are to grow. Great fillers in beds and containers. Plants are drought and heat tolerant and should be space 9-12" apart. read more

Poppy California, Sunset Mixed Colors
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HEIRLOOM. Large flowers, scarlet to pink with deep purple centers. The fragile beauty and shimmering colors of poppies are magical.... They practically grow themselves, which is why they were essentials in remote cottage gardens. Large flowers, scarlet to pink with deep purple centers. Flowers May-June. read more

Poppy, Oriental Poppy Mix
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