Planting Combinations in Mid Spring
Good spring plants to grow, for colour and interest are Hellebores and Pulmonarias. From early spring the evergreen flowering Hellebores are in bloom, situated in a shady spot, they add lots of varied colour and interest to a border, for example the attractive Harvington Hybrids. The deep red/black ‘Phillip Ballard’ perhaps grown with the white and purple spotted ‘Cosmos’. The foliage is an attractive, deep glossy green and they self-seed freely.
Pulmonarias are in bloom useful plants for shady difficult sites as they combine well with Ferns, Hostas and other shade dwellers. Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’ has spotted light green leaves, with purplish / blue flowers and P. angustifolia ‘Munstead Blue’ has green bristly foliage and soft blue flowers.