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Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis

Canadian Amenone, Windflower

This native charmer is not found in the garden much but is a stand out in the wild as it colonizes moist areas along bodies of water or stream banks in semi-shaded areas. Just because it's uncommon in the home landscape doesn't mean it shouldn't be t...

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Armeria maritima 'Splendens'

Armeria maritima 'Splendens'

Splendens Sea Thrift

Grass-like foliage forms a tight mound in early spring and serves as the backdrop to flower stems that rise above bearing globular pink flowers starting in April and continuing through May. Strong, long bloomer for early spring. Perfect for m...

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Azalea Northern Hi-Lights

Azalea Northern Hi-Lights

Northern Hi-Lights Exbury Azalea

Upright stems display big buds at branch endings that explode into bloom in early May with trusses of fragrant yellow and white blossoms. Showy red fall foliage color. Very hardy deciduous shrub, superb in masses for semi shade. Bursting with...

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Azalea mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'

Azalea mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'

Cornell Pink Azalea

One of the earliest bloomers of all azaleas, this deciduous selection is an explosion of pink color in the early April landscape. Unique in appearance with flowers on leafless stems, this compact grower later reveals a deep green foliage that has a s...

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Azalea vaseyi

Azalea vaseyi

Pink-Shell Azalea

What a great plant for your moist, wooded area! Pink-Shell Azalea is a tall growing, open branched decidous Azalea that is a real early spring treat. Before its light to medium green leaves emerge in late April, this native beauty is already showing ...

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Bellis Rominette Pink

Bellis Rominette Pink

Rominette Pink English Daisy

Ease into spring with this ultra dependable variety that offers soft, pastel color early and often as spring begins. Compact to a fault with medium green, fleshy, strap-like, semi-evergreen foliage that forms a tight, dense basal bun of green, 'Romin...

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Bellis Rominette Red

Bellis Rominette Red

Rominette Red English Daisy

Cool, deep red color is the calling card for this early blooming sensation that will have you looking forward to going out in the yard even on some of those chilly, breezy early April days. While you might think it's a little too chilly, 'Rominette R...

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Buddleia x Pugster® Amethyst

Buddleia x Pugster® Amethyst

Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush

Full sized flowers on a dwarf plant!

Meet Pugster® Amethyst butterfly bush - the newest member of this unique series that offers full sized flowers on a dwarf plant. This compact butterfly bush reaches just 2'/.6 m tal...

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Centaurea 'Amethyst Dream'

Centaurea 'Amethyst Dream'

Amethyst Dream Bachelor Button

Looking for a plant that can tolerate it hot and dry and still look great? 'Amethyst Dream' does that and more. This compact beauty starts to bloom in mid May with brilliant purple flowers, the deepest and darkest purple available in this genus. Rese...

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Cercis canadensis Burgundy Hearts®

Cercis canadensis Burgundy Hearts®

Burgundy Hearts® Redbud

Burgundy Hearts® puts on a spring show with colorful pink-lavender flowers that adorn its stems in early spring, giving way to unique heart shaped foliage that bursts with a showy burgundy hue.  Its smaller size provides options for smal...

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Cercis canadensis Flame Thrower®

Cercis canadensis Flame Thrower®

Flame Thrower® Eastern Redbud

This Cercis has pink flowers that are followed by unique foliage, emerging burgundy-red, followed by bright yellow and green as it ages. The color display is persistent throughout the season, often showing four to five different shades on a single...

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Cercis canadensis Northern Herald®

Cercis canadensis Northern Herald®

Northern Herald® Eastern Redbud

A Northern Herald to the start of spring! A profusion of bright pink flowers blooms in mass outlining the rounded form. Excellent landscape performance and extremely hardy. Dark green, leathery leaves are heat resistant and wind tolerant. Striking...

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Chaenomeles speciosa Double Take Orange™

Chaenomeles speciosa Double Take Orange™

Double Take Orange™ Quince

Leave it to Proven Winners®/Color Choice® plants to take a nice flowering shrub and make it great. Double Take Orange™ does just that by taking the common Quince that filled the landscape with early color but unwanted, painful thro...

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Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'

Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'

Cornelian cherry dogwood

Showy small tree with a mounded form. Small yellow flowers are produced abundantly in early spring, followed by bright red, cherry-like fruit in summer. Glossy deep green foliage. Golden yellow fall foliage adds glowing color to any landscape...

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Cornus mas 'Tricolor'

Cornus mas 'Tricolor'

Tricolor Cornelian Cherry

This underused form of Dogwood will thrill you with its long-lasting, small yellow early spring flowers and superb, creamy bordered green foliage. Bird love it for its cherry-like late summer fruit and you will love is fall foliage color

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Cotinus obovatus

Cotinus obovatus

American Smoketree

This large grower might take up a little space in the landscape but it will reward you with great looking foliage and unique bloom while providing outstanding shelter and nesting for native songbirds. Aggressive growing, this plant's branches are cov...

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Cytisus scoparius Sister Disco®

Cytisus scoparius Sister Disco®

Sister Disco® Scotch Broom

Sister Disco® Scotch broom is a far-out burst of color for your spring garden. Each pea-shaped bloom is screaming yellow dabbed with bright red. This spring bloomer is especially when paired with colorful spring blooming...

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Erica Kramers Red

Erica Kramers Red

Kramers Red Spring Heather

'Kramer's Red' puts on an astounding show of deep, purplish-red flower color to usher in the spring. The first warm days of late March and April see this selection's stems loaded with buds between deep green, needle-like foliage and starting to flame...

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Erica x darleyensis Darley Dale

Erica x darleyensis Darley Dale

Darley Dale Heath

'Darley Dale' is a dwarf evergreen shrub with needle-like mid-green leaves that are tipped with cream in spring. From early winter to mid-spring, it bears pale pink flowers that darken with age. Plant on banks and slopes, garden edging or use as a gr...

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Forsythia 'Northern Gold'

Forsythia 'Northern Gold'

Northern Gold Forsythia

A shapely, upright forsythia that pours out showy golden-yellow flowers in April, even in the most frigid locations. Lush, deep green foliage sparkles when grown in full or half day sun. Tough and fast growing. Ideal planted in groups to form...

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Forsythia X Show Off® Starlet

Forsythia X Show Off® Starlet

Show Off® Starlet Forsythia

 If your older forsythia takes up too much room and has a weak flower display, try this new, improved variety. It has the same fabulous flower display you get with Show Off® forsythia, but in a smaller package. This new dwarf forsy...

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