Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Another favorite perennial that is just breaking dormancy in the garden beds is the PASQUEFLOWER, also known as PULSATILLA.  It resembles spring-blooming anemones and has similar garden needs.  These hardy plants have silvery-hairy seed heads after they have bloomed, and go dormant in the summer.  I especially love their foliage in spring--its fern-like with feathery stems and with the hairy seed pods, it makes it a very interesting and beautiful plant even when not in bloom.  It's blooms, which are cup-shaped flowers, come in rosy-purple, purple-violet, or white, and is one of the first perennials to bloom in the spring.  Pulsatilla's like rich, moist, well-drained soil, planted in partial shade.  Divide only when absolutely necessary, as their roots are easily damaged.  The plant is very hardy, easy to grow, non-invasive, and I would definitely consider it a low maintenance perennial.
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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