With their lively colors, delicate petals and pleasant fragrances, spring flowers can awaken a backyard after a long winter. At E.P. Jansen Nursery LLC., you’ll find the largest plant selection of hard-to-find and seasonal plants for Bergen County and the rest of the northern NJ region. Here is a list of the best flowers for spring planting from our nursery:
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis)
The Bloodroot is a North American native perennial-flowering plant with delicate, white flowers. It comes in both single and double-flowered varieties. The latter are cultivated as an ornamental plant. Bloodroot grows from 6 - 12 inches tall and its flowers bloom from March to May - perfect for creating a captivating corner in a shady area.
The Bloodroot is a relatively long-lasting plant, more suitable as a groundcover than for bedding. Once the flowers are gone, it provides a beautiful foil of blue-green leaves, which perfectly blend with other flowers in the landscape. If there aren’t any other flowers around, they can form a lovely carpet on their own. This plant is not aggressive or invasive, but thrives in the Bergen County region. The plant’s natural habitat is woodland which can be recreated in a backyard by adding lots of organic matter to the soil.
Snowdrop Anemone (Anemone sylvestris)
Anemone sylvestris is a perennial plant with sweetly fragrant, cup-shaped white flowers that bloom in late spring. The snowdrop anemone is hardy in the region and is a perfect groundcover for partially shaded areas. This plant grows up to 18 inches in height in average, medium moisture, and well-drained soils. The snowdrop anemone thrives under full or partial shade.
The Lobelia Plant (Lobelia spp.)
The lobelia plant is a summertime bloomer that enjoys cool weather and is available in many sub-species with varying colors, including white, pink, red, and most commonly, violet-blue. Lobelia is an easy-to-grow plant and can be a great asset to the landscape. It produces flowers throughout the fall season, all the way up to the first frost. Most lobelia varieties grow only 3 to 5 inches tall, while others can grow up to 3 feet. Lobelia can grow nearly anywhere, under full sun or partial shade..
Creeping Phlox (Phlox Subulata)
The Creeping Phlox creates a carpet of flowers and is usually planted in large volumes. The plant offers eye-catching pastel shades of lavender, pink, hot pinks, and white. This plant grows up to 6 inches in height and can handle poor soil, as long as it gets plenty of water. The Creeping Phlox needs more water during the summer and thrives under full sun to partial shade. This flower provides a carefree ground cover and works well as a decoration in between hardscaping elements, in a planter, or as a statement-making spring bed flower.
Pig Squeak (Bergenia Cordifolia)
This early spring bloomer presents lots of tiny flowers that keep their color all season long. Bergenia comes in pink, white, red and violet blooms, with leaves that turn a pleasing bronze-red color in the fall. Bergenia Cordifolia needs rich, moist soil. Plant them in a spot under full to partial shade and avoid planting them in dry areas.