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Spring Blooming Plants at TN Nursery

Plants these in your yard for beautiful early spring blooming

After a long, dreary winter, it's always a delight to see the first signs of spring -- especially when they're beautiful blossoms opening up throughout your landscape!

Want to plant some of the earliest blooming beauties in your neighborhood?

Browse through some of our top-selling early bloomers below and call to order your favorites today! And don't hesitate to call if you have questions -- we're always here to help you decide what will work best for you.

Yellow Trillium

Known to live up to 25 years, Yellow Trillium loves the early spring sunshine and shows it. This lively plant is also known as:

Toadshade - due to its looking like an umbrella for a toad

Wakerobin - since it pops up with the first robins of spring.

Birthroot - as it's been used as an aid to childbirth for many years.

With 39 native Trillium species found mainly in the eastern U.S., Yellow Trillium has a light, lemony fragrance and grows naturally throughout Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Order your Yellow Trillium here.

Creeping Phlox


A favorite perennial groundcover, Creeping Phlox, is known for its beloved early spring blooms. These beauties produce fragrant blossoms that attract pollinators like hummingbirds and come back yearly.

Let Creeping Phlox spread and spill all over your landscape for a breathtaking introduction to Spring Plant! Be sure you plant them at least two feet apart with plenty of access to sunlight for best results.

Order your Pink Creeping Phlox here

Crested Iris

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Named for the yellow crest tufts in its center, the gorgeous lavender (occasionally some are white) Crested Iris is stunning to behold in bloom, especially in a group. Since they usually bloom at once, it's an eye-catching scene to find numerous plants together in full bloom.
Care for them well, and they will spread happily throughout your landscape as a ground cover -- but be sure only to purchase them from plant sellers and never take them from the wild. They are said to be sparse in most of their usual native zones. Expect first blooms to dazzle around early April.
Order your Dwarf Crested Iris here.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

With lovely whitish-green blooms opening during the spring when young, then later changing to dusty pinkish-brown as they mature, Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are primarily known for their leaves shaped like oak tree leaves.

It's recommended that they're planted in afternoon shade in the south, but less so in the north. Keep their soil well-drained and water them according to sun exposure (more water with more sun).

They have beautiful blooms, and their fall foliage color is also stunning.

Order your Oak Leaf Hydrangea here.


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Available in several colors, including purple, blue, red, white, yellow, pink, and orange, violets are among some of the earliest blossoms you'll see in the spring. With their pretty heart-shaped leaves, violets can tolerate cold weather well compared to other plants and spread beautifully as ground cover in part shade/part sun.
They are generally considered "low-maintenance" and are perfect for clipping into bouquets as cut flowers or planting in containers. They are always fragrant and sometimes edible, even found sprinkled into a salad or fancy cake recipes.

Order your Blue Violets here

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Known as a welcome first sign of spring in many woodland areas, Bloodroot is named for the dark reddish-colored fluid that seeps out of its roots and stems. Ants disperse the seeds while bees and flies pollinate their flowers, although they produce no nectar.
Some Native American tribes once used the root medicinally, while others used it as a love charm. Early American settlers used it as a fabric dye.
Don't expect it to last all summer long -- It arrives first thing in the spring, blooms, and then withers down until there is nothing detectable left of it above ground.
Order your Bloodroot here

Redbud tree

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A Redbud tree in full spring bloom is quite a sight to behold. Not only is it covered in tiny, pretty pink blossoms, but it attracts several different types of butterflies and other pollinating insects, as well as the northern bobwhite, chickadee, and other songbirds, to eat the seeds.
George Washington wrote in his diary about the Redbud and transplanted some from the nearby forest into his home garden. These trees grow best in full sun or partial shade with well-drained, moist, rich soil. The Redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma.
Order your Redbud tree here.
Note: If you have pets, you can check the ASPCA website here to see if your plants are poisonous to them or not.

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Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

The Creeping Phlox is a low growing perennial plant with small, vibrant pink flowers that form a dense carpet-like display in spring.Forms a beautiful lush low-growing pink carpet array of blooms and an excellent spreading groundcover plant that will control weeds and overgrowth near hillsides and banks you can not maintain. It is a popular and versatile plant used in landscaping due to its numerous benefits and aesthetic appeal. Native to North America, this low-growing, evergreen perennial offers various advantages, making it an excellent choice for enhancing outdoor spaces. One of the primary benefits of it landscaping is its ability to form a dense and colorful ground cover. Creeping Phlox has a carpet-like growth habit, which creates visually striking display when planted en masse or along slopes, rock gardens, and borders.  Once established, it is drought-tolerant and relatively pest and disease-resistant, reducing the need for constant care and interventions. Due to its ability to spread and fill in bare spots also acts as a natural weed suppressor, crowding out unwanted vegetation and minimizing the need for manual weeding. This can be particularly advantageous in large landscapes where controlling weed growth can be challenging. Furthermore, the dense foliage provides excellent ground cover, helping to prevent soil erosion on slopes and hillsides. Its root system helps stabilize the soil and reduce runoff, making it an environmentally friendly choice for erosion control. In addition to its practical benefits, the fragrant blooms of it attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the landscape. Encouraging pollinators is crucial for maintaining a healthy ecosystem and supporting other nearby plant species. Another advantage of using it in landscaping is its versatility in various design schemes. It can serve as a cascading border plant, a colorful rock garden accent, or a delightful addition to flowerbeds and pathways. In conclusion, creeping phlox is a valuable and versatile plant in landscaping. Its ability to form a dense ground cover, require minimal maintenance, act as a weed suppressor, prevent soil erosion, and attract pollinators make it an attractive choice for enhancing outdoor spaces.  Get your Creeping Phlox at TN Nursery today!

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Dwarf Crested Iris

Dwarf Crested Iris

Dwarf Crested Iris is a delicate perennial with small, slender leaves and charming, blue to purple iris-like flowers, each adorned with delicate white or yellow crests on their petals. It is a stunning and versatile plant with numerous landscaping benefits. This low-growing perennial herb is native to North America and thrives in woodland settings, making it an excellent addition to various garden styles. Dwarf Crested Iris's delicate lavender-blue flowers adorned with white or yellow crests add a splash of color and charm to any landscape. One of the primary benefits of it is its striking appearance. Its unique and attractive blooms make it an eye-catching focal point in gardens, creating a sense of wonder and delight for visitors and passersby. Another advantage of using them in landscaping is their ability to form dense, carpet-like mats of foliage. The lush, green leaves provide an aesthetically pleasing ground cover and help suppress weed growth and prevent soil erosion. These low-maintenance plants are a boon for gardeners seeking a resilient and attractive alternative to traditional groundcovers. Furthermore, they are well-suited for shade gardens. Its preference for partial to full shade allows it to flourish in areas where other plants might struggle. This adaptability is particularly advantageous for landscape designers looking to enhance shaded spots, such as under trees or in the shadow of buildings. Beyond their visual appeal, they also contribute to biodiversity. It is a valuable habitat and food source for wildlife, including bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. These beneficial insects can promote better overall garden health, aiding pollination and ecological balance. Moreover, this iris species is relatively low-maintenance. Once established, it requires no care. Regular watering and occasional dividing to control its spread are typically all needed to maintain healthy and vibrant growth. In conclusion, dwarf crested iris offers various benefits when used in landscaping. Its captivating appearance, ground-covering capability, adaptability to shade, positive impact on biodiversity, and low-maintenance nature make it an asset to any garden or landscape design. Whether incorporated into woodland-themed gardens, native plant landscapes, or shaded areas, this charming iris species. Get your Dwarf Crested Iris from TN Nursery The Dwarf Crested Iris, scientifically known as Iris cristata, is a charming and delicate perennial plant that captivates with its exquisite beauty and ethereal presence in woodland gardens across North America. This enchanting iris species is celebrated for its ornamental qualities. Standing at a petite height of 4 to 8 inches, it is characterized by slender, lance-shaped leaves that form a lush carpet on the forest floor. Its leaves, typically deep green and glossy, provide an elegant backdrop for the star of the show - its stunning flowers. The blooms of it are a true testament to nature's artistry. They come in various shades of violet, lavender, pale blue, and occasionally white, each hue enchanting in its own right. These captivating blossoms have six petals, three arching upward and adorned with a distinctive crest, giving the iris its name. These crests, often sporting striking patterns and intricate designs, add a touch of regal elegance to the already alluring flowers. Dwarf Crested Iris Loves Shade One of the most remarkable features of this iris species is its ability to thrive in woodland settings, particularly in dappled shade or partial sun. It is often found in the wild, tucked away beneath towering trees, creating a picturesque scene in full bloom. It typically flowers in early to mid-spring, heralding the arrival of warmer days. Its blooms provide a visual spectacle and attract pollinators. Dwarf Crested Iris Is A Great Ground-Cover Garden enthusiasts and nature lovers cherish this petite iris for its ability to add wild beauty to cultivated landscapes. It is a charming ground cover in rock gardens, woodland borders, or naturalized areas. Its low maintenance requirements and resilience make it a sought-after addition to gardens throughout North America, where it adds a touch of woodland magic to the landscape. In summary, the Dwarf Crested Iris is a diminutive botanical marvel renowned for its delicate beauty and ability to thrive in woodland habitats. Its captivating blooms, adorned with intricate crests, bring a touch of wild elegance to gardens, captivating the hearts of all who encounter its ethereal charm.

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