Landscaping: Four Flowers That Bloom in Early Spring
Early spring flowers can be a welcome sight after a long, dismal winter. If snow hits unexpectedly in March or April, you can still savor the beginning of spring by planting some early blooming flowers. Early flowering plants are a reminder that warmer days are rapidly approaching. In today’s blog, Nixa Lawn Service identifies four early spring blooming flowers that will leave your garden overflowing with color.
Also known as a Lenten rose or Christmas rose, Hellebores produce spring flowers of delightful beauty. The white or cream-colored blossoms appear as early as February or March and turn rose-purple over time. Since Hellebores thrive in shaded areas, plant groups of them under backyard shrubs or trees. The cup-shaped blooms last for more than four weeks and they’re also great in bouquets.
This perennial star-shaped flower blooms in the early spring and will return year after year. Usually planted in large masses, Creeping Phlox comes in shades of pink and lavender. While the flowers don’t last particularly long, they’re a real eye catcher when they burst into bloom in March. Creeping Phlox can be exposed to full sun, but the leaves will stay fresher with partial shade.
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis)
This native wildflower thrives in moist woodlands, but you can make it at home by adding organic matter to your soil. When it’s cut, red liquid oozes out of the root, hence the name bloodroot. These white flowers have 8 to 12 petals growing on leafless stems that will brighten a shady garden. While bloodroot plants may not bloom as early as Creeping Phlox, with regular watering, the leaves can remain throughout most of the summer.
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Spectabilis)
With delicate foliage, Bleeding Heart brings bright pink to your garden and is another spring favorite. Partial shade is ideal for these flowers, but they can handle more sun if there is some moisture. Since Bleeding Heart tends to fade as the temperature rises, you can place them near later emerging plants, such as ferns and hosta. Bleeding Heart is also a favorite among butterflies and hummingbirds.
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