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Add Sparkles To Your Early Spring Garden

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Winter Borders, Spring Borders


There are few sights which surpass a mixed planting of Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet) on an early spring morning. When combined with the golden-yellow cup-shaped blooms of Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite) and the dainty nodding white blossoms of Galanthus (Snowdrops), they all add sparkles in the winter or early spring garden, when most plants are still dormant, and bring huge amounts of optimism and great joy.

All plants are low maintenance and naturalize well. Great performers, they have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit for their qualities.

Plant en masse under deciduous trees or shrubs for an elegant statement!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cyclamen Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eranthis - Winter Aconites Great Plant Combination Ideas with Galanthus - Snowdrops


GAP Photos/Jacqui Hurst​

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cyclamen Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eranthis - Winter Aconites Great Plant Combination Ideas with Galanthus - Snowdrops


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Galanthus elwesii (Greater Snowdrop)
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