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Pulsatilla patens (Eastern Pasque Flower)

Eastern Pasque Flower, Eastern Pasqueflower, Eastern Meadow Anemone, Eastern Prairie Smoke, American Pasqueflower, Anemone patens, Prairie Crocus, Windflower, Cutleaf Anemone


Pulsatilla patens (Eastern Pasque Flower) is a clump-forming perennial boasting erect, bell-shaped, solitary, blue to purple or white flowers on short stems in early spring. This is one of the earliest herbaceous plants to bloom in the spring. Depending on location, it blooms from late March to early June. The attractive blossoms contrast beautifully with the luminous boss of golden yellow stamens. They are cross-pollinated by early emerging bees and flies. The flowers are followed by equally ornamental, plume-like seedheads (resembling those of clematis) in fluffy spherical clusters. The ferny, silky basal foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. The leaves, flowers, and stalks are all covered with silver white hairs. Pasque Flowers will seed themselves all over, if you are lucky, then go summer dormant. Enjoying a long season of interest, these low growing plants are suitable for rock gardens or the front of the perennial border. They combine well with spring-flowering bulbs and ground covers.

  • Grows up to 3-12 in. tall (7-30 cm) and 3-6 in. wide (7-15 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in gritty, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential to survival.
  • Easy to grow, Pasque Flower is a good choice for areas of the garden that are sunny and dry.
  • No serious insect or disease issues.
  • Excellent addition to sunny border fronts, rock gardens, or alpine beds.
  • Native to Europe, Siberia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pulsatilla - Pasque Flowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 1' (7cm – 30cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Alaska, Midwest, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pulsatilla - Pasque Flowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 1' (7cm – 30cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Alaska, Midwest, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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