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#1 of 5 Old 05-25-2006, 03:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm not posting this in "gardening" because my question is specific to this area, so I'm hoping it won't get moved .

What perennial can I plant that will bloom in April? I'm looking for something besides tulips or daffodils--any ideas?

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Hyacinths are nice, and they bloom right around then. They smell really sweet, too. Crocuses are the first thing that bloom at my house, and then the daffodils and hyacinths, then lily of the valley around late April/Early May. Bleeding hearts can bloom that early - right around the time of the snowdrops. It's hard to say for April, specifically, because with all of them, it's really a matter of "whever it turns warm enough. Some years it's mid-March, some years early April.
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I think it depends where in NJ you are located too. I've lived in NW Jersey and at the shore and they are VERY different in terms of plants and bloom times. Perhaps a local garden center or nursery employee can help (or not, depending on the store )
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For sure it depends on where in NJ you are I do not live in NJ now, but my mother still does. She lives about 30 minutes inland in S NJ. Her dwarf irises bloom a little sooner than mine do, but still in April. If you tell me what zone you are, I can hook you up with a whole list of April blooming flowers.

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If you tell me what zone you are, I can hook you up with a whole list of April blooming flowers.
THANKS!! We're in zone 6. I know there's going to be some variation from year to year...I was just looking for something a little "different" and all I could come up with were the typical tulip/crocus/daffodil type plants.

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