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Species tulips

Kolpakowski’s tulip - Each of these bulbs produces a single flower per stem, and since this tulip likes very hot, dry soil while dormant in summer, containers are a great place to grow and keep them. Blooms Yellow flowers in early spring. Size 6 to 12 in. tall, 3 to 5 in. wide. Cold-hardy USDA zones 3 to 8. Heat-tolerant AHS zones 8 to 1

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‘Curly Fries’ hosta

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Garden Gate eNotesfrom Garden Gate eNotes

Species tulips

Crocus tulip This is a big group of wild tulips. The one here has a yellow center, or base, but there’s another one you might come across with a black center. Blooms Pink with a yellow or black center in early spring. Size 4 to 6 in. tall, 3 to 5 in. wide. zones 4 to 8. Heat-tolerant AHS zones 8 to 1.

Columbine or aquilegia is a herbaceous perennial that is drought tolerant (once established) and self-seeds if not deadheaded. The plant grows to 2' tall when in bloom and blooms late spring-early summer. Flowers come in a variety of colors. Grow in part shade. Best in rock and woodland gardens and as edging plants. Zones 3-9

A woodland garden is one of the expressions which are difficult to translate into Danish. Often have I seen the term translated to 'forest garden', but it is not adequate. Anne Just is the one who has translated the best I think. She called it namely, 'a garden in the woods' and it's exactly what it is - Claus Dalby

Dragon Heart Geranium, from Dutch Gardens. 18 to 24" tall. Perennial (zones 5-8). Loose habit. Sun to partial sun.

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Graceful Grasses® Vertigo® - Purple Fountain Grass - Pennisetum purpureum

Purple fountain grass that is perennial (zones 8-11). ‘Vertigo’ grass from Proven Winners is even more striking than fountain grass. Reaching 2’ to 3’ tall by 2’ wide, ‘Vertigo’ is heat loving and long flowering.

Eragrostis, Purple Love Grass: The flower spikes of this native grass come to life by creating a pink 'cloud-like' effect on the planting area while in bloom. Easy to grow and provides interest in all four seasons. lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 5-8 Sun: Full Sun Height: 18-24 inches Spread: 18-24 inches Uses: Beds, Borders, Container Bloom Season: Fall, Summer Resistant To: Deer

Primula auricula 'Double Purple' ~ "Easy to grow, lengthy flowering period. Stunning double purple flowers in spring. Primulas prefer a well drained soil, making them suitable for rockeries and pots. Frost hardy. Grows in full sun to part shade. Grows 20cm high x 40cm wide."

Better Homes and Gardensfrom Better Homes and Gardens

21 Spring Flowers for Your Garden

Pretty croucus blooms in pink, purple, yellow, or white in early spring. More early-season flowers: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/early-blooming-flowers/?socsrc=bhgpin050213crocus=11

Poker primroses Primula vialii Hardy Perennial An utterly different and unique primula. Dainty, eye-catching, kniphofia-like flowerscape with carmine, rose and purple mingled together. Will grow in an open border but best in semi-shade. Ideal For:cottage gardens, low maintenance garden, cut flower garden, woodland garden Flowering Period:June, July Sowing Months:February, March, April, May, June, July Position:sun or semi shade, dappled shade Thompson & Morgan Seed Company

Aster Purple Dome Disease-proof dwarf Aster 1000's of purple blooms Easy sun loving groundcover Thrives in sand or clay Only 12-18" tall View all Sun Perennials Zone 4,5,6,7,8 Blooms Late Summer-Fall 12-18" x 12-18"