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The Chicago Botanic Garden named ten noteworthy plants for spring 2012. Check out these great options if your looking for an addition to you’re spring display.

#1 Giant Snowdrop – Galanthus elwesii

#2 Lenten Rose – Helleborus spp.

#3 Tulip – Tulipa spp.

#4 Judd Viburnum – Viburnum X juddii

#5 Bleeding Heart – Lamprocapnos spectabilis

#6 Witch Hazel – Hamamelis X intermedia

#7 Redbud – Cercis canadensis

#8 Columbine – Aquilegia canadensis

#9 Virginia Bluebells – Mertensia virginica

#10 Koreanspice Viburnum – Viburnum carlesii


The big ten have endless qualities that any gardener is sure to enjoy. These plants provide brilliant colors some emerging just after the snow melts. The smell of the tulips and viburnums in spring are a sure attraction and the buzz of hummingbirds is heard as the Columbines begin to bloom.