Spring-Blooming Woodland Flowers - Bloodroot. Though it has an unfortunate-sounding common name (derived from the reddish sap in the roots), its daisy-shape blossoms are precious as they emerge from the ground. Bloodroot doesn't flower for a long period, but like fireworks, the blooms will mesmerize you when they appear. Size: To 12 inches tall Zones: 3-8 Plant it with: Rue anemone, Virginia waterleaf, and black cohosh
This elegant shade plant has gently arching stems and dangling creamy bells. Solomon's seal adds height and grace to shaded gardens in spring. It's an easy plant to grow, and will slowly colonize -- even in tough areas where shallow tree roots rob moisture and nutrients. The foliage turns golden in fall.
Bigroot Geranium- shade perennial