Pasque flower blooms for 4 to 6 weeks in spring with fuzzy flower buds that open to 1.5-inch-wide purple flowers that dance in the breeze. Fuzzy, feathery seedheads take up the dance when the blooms end. By then, the felted leaves have pushed up to produce a lacy gray-green backdrop.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsLong blooming period in spring. Beautiful flowers and interesting seedheads. Self-sowing yields smaller plants that can be moved; mature plants have long taproots and resent transplanting.
CarePrefers full sun and well-drained, neutral or alkaline soil.
PropagationSow seed as soon as ripe in containers in an open frame. Take root cuttings in winter.
ProblemsSlugs and snails may eat new growth.
- Genus : Pulsatilla
- Zones : 5, 6, 7
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Light : Full Sun
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Self Seeds, Showy Seed Heads
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Height : Under 6 inches
- Flower Color : White
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