Here are just a few of the many early spring bloomers at Earth Tones!
Red Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis, is a beautiful woodland wildflower with downward hanging, bell-like flowers. These flowers attract long-tongued insects and hummingbirds that are especially adapted for reaching the nectar.
Wild Bleeding Heart, Dicentra eximia. A friendly neighbor to Connecticut, this adaptable plant does well in full sun to partial shade and well drained, peaty, moist or dry soils.
Purple Trillium, Trillium erectum, has a single, nodding crimson flower. Its fragrance attracts carrion flies that act as pollinators.
Clouds of soft white flowers give Foam Flower, Tiarella cordifolia, its common name. This plant makes an excellent ground cover with evergreen foliage and an ability to grow well in moderate to full shade.
Coming from our border state of Massachusetts, the Dwarf Wood Iris, Iris cristata, is a versatile, low-growing iris reaching only 5 or 6 inches tall.