Pasque Flower – Pulsatilla vulgaris


The common name of this beautiful native refers to its flowering time at Easter. The rich purple flowers are offset by the silvery ferny foliage which glistens with water droplets after rain as the leaves are also furry. The flowers are followed by the feathery globes of the seed heads. In the wild it is a plant of chalk and limestone grassland, so in the garden it needs a place in the sun, with good drainage. AGM