There’s no better time than now to beautify your yard by planting early blooming perennials. Beauties like Iberis, Aquilegia, and Heuchera will delight you year after year with colorful blooms in your outdoor space. Features of these plants include a multitude of leaf and bloom colors, and the ability to handle spring’s roller coaster of high and low temperatures.

Focus on Flowers

After a long winter, the urge is strong to get outside and see some color!  Sadly, many plants will not produce flowers until mid Summer. But never fear! The NL Group’s expert team will walk you through the process of selecting hardy perennial plants that showcase blooms in Spring, months sooner than mid-Summer bloomers. We’ll design a plan designed to display Spring beauty that will delight you year after year.

1. Heuchera

Heuchera, also known as Coral Bells, is a very versatile perennial, tolerating sunny to shady spots in your yard. It features beautiful foliage in shades of deep purple or burgundy. Choose this perennial to make a bold impact in your garden beds, showcasing brilliant color and contrast.

2. Iberis

Also known as Candytuft, Iberis loves a sunny, well-drained spot in your yard. An evergreen perennial, it produces a brilliant white flower, with some cultivars available showcasing a pink or lilac bloom. This early spring bloomer tolerates gravelly soil, making it an ideal small specimen for a sunny rock garden or border planting.

3. Aquilegia

Aquilegia is the perfect choice for the shady spots in your yard. This perennial, also called Columbine, will produce color for you year after year, in the late Spring.

More Spring Blooming Perennials

The options for colorful perennials don’t stop there. In the Midwest, there are several more varieties of perennials that will bloom in mid-Spring. Consider:

  • Campanula (Bellflower)
  • Dicentra (Bleeding Hearts)
  • Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
  • Hellebores (Lenten Rose / Christmas Rose)
  • Lamium (Dead Nettle)

Ready to add some beautiful blooms to your outdoor space? Reach out today and let’s start turning your dream into reality.

About The NL Group

The NL Group is a premier landscaping and design firm dedicated to providing excellence in landscape management for homeowners in Barrington, Illinois, and throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Let us turn your outdoor dream into reality.  Contact us today!