The purple Pasque Flowers are now blooming out after a beautiful weekend of warm weather.
Fuzzy, feathery seedheads appear as the blooms end. By then, the felted leaves have pushed up to produce a lacy gray-green backdrop.
Self-sowing yields smaller plants that can be moved but the mature plants have long taproots and resent transplanting. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
Mine are in part shade and do fine since they bloom before the leaves get on the trees in my shady bed.
Zone Hardy to 5-7
Propagation: Sow seed as soon as the seed heads are ripe in containers in an open frame or you can take root cuttings in the winter
This would look wonderful in a Rock Garden for early Spring blooms. I love the fuzzy leaves and stems and anemone type flower blooms.
I have another Pasque Flower that is deep red in color called “Red Clock” which has not bloomed yet. They also come in with white blooms.
Happy Gardening Everyone,