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Spring Blooming Plant Favorites
This upright growing shrub with arching limbs and tiny yellow blooms is a springtime favorite. Often called an Easter Bush, Forsythia (Forsythia suspensa) is typically in bloom around Easter.
Hardy in growing zones 5-8, this spring blooming bush will reach a mature size of 10 feet in height and width.
Yellow flowers show up before the leaves emerge in spring, followed by small green leaves that remain on the bush all summer. The bush proliferates when planted in a full sun location.
Buttercups (Ranunculus acris) are multi-petaled flowers that come in a wide range of bloom colors. Easy-care plants that thrive in warm climates, they are hardy in growing zones 6-10.
Mature plant height is around one foot, but dwarf varieties will only reach 8 inches tall. Bloom size will range from 6-12 inches, depending on type planted.
Buttercups are grown from tubers which must be soaked in water overnight before planting. Plant tuber in a full sun location in well-draining soil with roots pointing downward. Dig tubers up after the foliage has died back in mid-summer. Place tubers in a single layer in a coll, dry location to dry out, then store in the dark until spring.
A favorite spring blooming plant, daffodils (Narcissus) are one of the first plants to bloom in spring.
Plant bulbs in fall in a sunny location that has well-draining soil. Place a length of chicken wire on top of dirt and a 2-inch layer of organic mulch to prevent squirrels from digging the bulbs up.
Delicate-looking plant that produces purple flowers in early spring, the small churches (crocus) is hardy in growing zones 3-8. This tiny and sturdy plant will push up through snow and ice to produce their blooms.
Plant crocus corms in late summer in a sunny location that has well-draining soil.