Ahh! Spring flowers! Where are they? Need springtime from now on. No cold weather. NO!
Rosa rubrifolia -unique blue-tinted, purple foliage all season. Rose has single, fragrant, bright pink flowers in early summer, a beautiful contrast against the foliage. Will reach 2-3 m. Super-hardy, zone 2. This rose will perform admirably in shade but flowering will be scarce.
Geranium phaeum dusky cranesbill. Fowers May to June. In mid-summer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded by removing old flower stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.