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April Blooming Perennials

A variety of spring-blooming perennials

Perennials are a fantastic addition to any garden. Not only do they bloom year after year from one single planting, but with the right choices and a bit of gardening know-how you can plant perennials that bloom all throughout the season, giving you consistent color each year without having to supplement with annual plantings. To begin, chose a few perennials from the list below. These are early to mid-spring bloomers that will provide color throughout April and May, providing that first blast of color for your perennial garden.

Perennials for the Shade

Aquilegia (Columbine)
Campanula (Bellflower)
Dicentra (Bleeding Hearts)
Hellebores (Lenten Rose / Christmas Rose)
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Lamium (Dead Nettle)
Myosotis (Forget-me-not)
Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Tiarella (Foam Flower)

Perennials for the Sun

Anthemis (Marguerite Daisy)
Armeria (Sea Pink / Seathrift)
Delosperma (Ice Plant)
Dianthus (Carnation / Pinks)
Erysimum (Sanddune Wallflower / Prairie Rocket)
Euphorbia (Spurge)
Geranium (Hardy Geranium)
Geum (Avens)
Nepeta (Catmints)
Oenothera (Showy Primrose)
Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox / Moss Phlox)
Salvia (Sage)
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
Silene (Catchfly)
Sisyrinchium (Narroleaf Blue-eyed Grass)
Thermopsis (Pea Bush)

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