IF WINTER’S HERE CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND?
Three perennial flowers that brave EARLY spring.
Darmera peltata, Umbrella plant Z 5-8
Well before its dramatic leaves appear, leafless red stems shoot up from the earth, as if from nowhere, then a sphere shaped by many pink flowers tops it all.
OOPs – my friend Dean, a Primula expert, pointed out that this Primula is Primula elatior, Oxslip. Sorry for the confusion – Betty
Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque flower Z 4-8
Purple petals open their bells to show off its circle of white-tipped stamens, fertility. Druids may have grown this for the festival of the dawn goddess, the awakening of spring.