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Plants For Spring Color

Let your garden explode with color this spring when you plant a variety of flowering shrubs, bulbs and annuals.

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Deutzia 'Yuki Cherry Blossom'

Deutzia ‘Yuki Cherry Blossom’ explodes with pink petals each spring. Hardy in zones 5a to 8b, this deciduous shrub needs part to full sun and grows 12 to 24 inches tall and wide. Hummingbirds are drawn to the flowers; in fall, the leaves turn rich burgundy and purple.

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Snapdragon 'Twinny Appleblossom'

Double pink and cream flowers start to open on this dwarf snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) in cool spring weather.  A 2010 All-America Selections winner, ‘Twinny Appleblossom’ attracts butterflies and tolerates heat.

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Syringa 'Bloomerang Purple'

Fragrant and deer-resistant, 'Bloomerang Purple' lilacs open their flowers in spring and again from midsummer until frost. Butterflies flock to these sun-loving shrubs, which are hardy in zones 3a to 7b. 

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Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket'

Introduced in 1953, 'Blue Jacket' is an award-winning hyacinth that typically opens its fragrant flowers in April. The florets are bluish-purple with pale edges.

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