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Gentiana 'Cashmere Blue' 40cmx30cm, sun/part shade, flowers later summer into autumn, moist well drained soil, good for low light areas, rockeries, containers, neat mounding habit, low maintenance.

Allan P. McConnell Hosta - Shade Perennial Sun Tolerant Hosta sun tolerant and small but wide. Plant

Pulmonaria 'Electric Blue' 30cmx50cm, sun/part shade, tolerates most soils but prefers moist well drained, flowers winter to spring,

from Better Homes and Gardens

The Most Beautiful Spring-Flowering Shrubs

Heath, also called heather, brings bright doses of color to the late winter or early spring landscape. Heath is a tiny, compact shrub that's ideal for rock gardens and other spots with well-drained acidic soil. It bears a profusion of pink, white, or red flowers. Name: Erica carnea Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 10 inches tall and 2 feet wide Zones: 5-7 Here's a hint: Plant heath in a sheltered spot to prevent drying winter winds from turning the foliage…