A Spring Flowering Medley

“All of the team players in this composition provide an abundance of flowers in spring but then continue to ‘perform’ with eye-catching foliage. Plus, all are drought tolerant, deer resistant and no-fuss.”—Kerry Ann Mendez, Northeast Region Garden Design Expert

Description

Bergenia ‘Bressingham Ruby’ has rich, burgundy-colored, cabbage-like leaves that make a stunning backdrop to its deep rosy-red flowers. The foliage continues to grab your attention through fall and remains evergreen in winter. The steely-blue, narrow leaves of Dianthus ‘Frosty Fire’ contrast nicely with its large, double red flowers.  The dusty, violet-blue flowers of native Baptisia ‘Blue Mound’ cools down the show, along with its blue-green leaves. Iris pallida ‘Variegata’ screams for attention with its vivid green and creamy-yellow stripped leaves topped with lavender-blue flowers. A small compact shrub, Deutzia ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’, covers its arching stems with pretty pink, bell-like flowers in spring, followed by attractive burgundy foliage in fall.

Region

Northeast
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Seasons of Interest

Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Fall

Weeks of Interest

24 Weeks

Exposure

Sun, Part Shade